M.I. Racing

M.I. Racing was formed in 1997 by Mick Ives, and has been one of the U.K.’s most successful Cycling racing Teams ever since. During that period, the Team has won over 1,000 races, all over the U.K. and mainland Europe.

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Mick Ives

Mick Ives (born 10 August 1939) is an English former professional racing cyclist from Coventry. Ives has been the UCI World Masters Cycling Champion five times, British national cycling champion 81 times (with 5 championships won in 2007). He was at one time, the manager of the Great Britain cycling team, and the National Coach, and is the winner of over 1000 races.

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Busby in Brilliant Form

Coventry’s Peter Busby  riding for “Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Polypipe” was in fantastic form over the weekend. On Saturday 53 year old Busby won the 50+ race at Darley Moor near Ashbourne Derbyshire.  The event was held in terrible muddy conditions (at times over 1 foot deep) due to the heavy rain in recent days and made worse by continued rain throughout the event.  In fact several sections of the course had to be completed on foot because of the deep mud. Shortly after this event Busby was back in action in the latest round of the Midland Cyclo Cross series at Evesham, where once again the course was muddy and required several  long sections to be completed on foot.  Pete lead the 50 + race from the start but a change of bikes put him in 2nd position from which he never able to recover.  Considering his efforts from a few hours earlier in Derbyshire  it was a brilliant performance. Barrie Mitchell from Marton finished 2nd in the 65 + race at Darley Moor and Mick Ives finished 2nd 70+, while Lady Veteran team member Lindsey Nell finished 3 Veteran Lady At the Evesham event Steve Knight won the 45 + race despite breaking a Rear Mechanism and having to run 1 /4 a lap before he could get to his spare machine.  Lady Veteran member Martine Verweij was in brilliant form and not only won the Lady Veterans race but she beat all the other Ladies as well.  Tim Stowe won the 55+ Race and Keir Lewis finished 8th in the Junior Race. Mark James finished 2nd overall in the... read more

Another National Championship for Coventry Cycling Team

68 year old Barrie Mitchell rode out of his skin to retain his British Cycling Time Trials National Closed Circuit Championships for riders 65 and over on Sunday. The event took place on the Thruxton Motor Racing circuit in Hampshire for the second year and the ‘Team Jewson—M.I Racing—Polypipe’  rider notched up his 22nd British Championship, as well as retaining the Title he won last season. Mitchell completed the 11.7 mile race ( 5 laps ) in a time of 27 mins 14 secs.   A month earlier Barrie won the British Open Circuit Championships, repeating last years performances by winning both. This Championship victory, bring the Teams 2015 tally to 21 British Championships.  No other team in the U.K.can boast that tally, and there are more Championships still to be fought out this year, so the total is expected to rise. Mitchell’s team mate and Team Boss Mick Ives could only manage 3rd fastest in the 75+ race, with a time of 31-28, failing to retain the title he won in 2014—despite going 1 min and 11 secs faster this year. Russell Green made up the team with a time of 27-32. More Cyclo Cross success for Team Jewson at the latest round of the Midland series at Henley in Arden  as the Team dominated the Veteran races. Carl Sturgeon won the 40+ race and was 2nd overall in the Veteran race; team-mate Steve Knight –the current leader of the series, finished 2nd in the 45+ race and 3rd overall; and Phil Blacker 3rd in the 45+ race. Tim Stowe  finished 2nd in the v55+ race Peter Busby won... read more

Ives Wins Again

Team Boss Mick Ives won his 84th British Cycling Championship on Sunday, when he retained his L.V.R.C. National Time Trial Championship, on a very hilly course in South Warwickshire over 16 miles. It was touch and go if Ives competed as he crashed very heavily in an event in Belgium last Sunday, hurting his hand and fingers and severely damaged his Knee Cap and was unable to ride his bike until the day before the Time Trial. Ives is hoping he will be in better shape for his next event, which is in Italy. Team mate Barrie Mitchell from Marton finished 2nd in the 65+ Championships The Championships were organised by Team M.I.Racing and Sponsored by Coventry based Jewson. Team M.I.Racing are the only Cycling Club in the area to promote National Cycling Championships this season; Circuit Champs; Time Trial Champs and Cyclo Cross Champs. This brings the tally of British Championship for the Team this season to 20.--No other Club or Team in the U.K. can match that Team Jewson's leading Road Race rider Mike Twelves from Hinckley proved once again he is the leasing U.K.rider over 50 yrs of age. For the 3rd year running Twelves has won the coverted "Percy Stallard" National Road Race series. He has also won the T.L.I. Veterans National Road Race Championships and T.L.I. National Circuit Road Championships this season. The Teams Cyclo Cross riders were also in cracking form at the Heart of England Cyclo Cross at Fillongley. Coventry member Peter Busby won the 50+ Race with Tim Stowe in 3rd place. Nuneaton based member Dave Ross won the 60+ race;... read more

UCI World Masters Cycling Championships

Silver Medals in U.C.I. World Cycling Championships

Bronze Medal in U.C.I. World Cycling Championships

European Cycling Championships

Team Patrons

Sean Yates

Yellow Jersey holder Tour de France, now Director Sportive for Team Sky

Allan Pieper

Winner Tour of Sweden , White Jersey holder Tour de France – now Team Director Sportive, HTC

Alan Rushton

Director Events Group

Richards Dunwoody

Ex Nat Champion Jockey

Jon Jo O’Neill

Champion Nat Hunt Trainer

David Harman

EuroSport

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