Another great week of results for Coventry based Team Jewson – M.I.Racing – Thule – CNP – Kinesis.
71 yr old Derrick Woodings, a former Professional rider and twice winner of the British 100 ml Time Trial Championships, defied his age, and was in cracking form on Sunday, when he broke clear at the end of the first of 3, 16 mile laps in the Percy Stallard National Road Race series race at Brailes, near Shipston on Stour in South Warwickshire. Never to be seen again by his rivals, this was Woodings 5th success this season, and by far his best. In his Pro days Woodings rode for 8 years in the same team as Team Jewson boss Mick Ives, including the Pro Tour of Luxemburg.
New signing John French, who won the National 50 ml Time Trial Championships in 1981, leading his Coventry Olympic C.C. Team to victory (the only time 4 medals have been awarded to a National Championship winning team), as 3rd counters John Burnham and Malc. Moore tied with same time right down to last second. John Herring now riding for Leamington C and A.C was 2nd team counter in recent seasons. French has won the LVRC National Road Race Championships and National Circuit Championships. On Sunday riding his first event of the season, French finished 3rd in the 55yrs and over 65 ml Percy Stallard race.
Team mate John Stevenson from Warwick finished 4th in the 80 ml race for riders 45 and over.
Dunchurch rider Martin Hackley secured his 3rd victory in 7 days, when he won the circuit race at Milton Keynes Bowl. Hackley has won the Bowl series for past 2 seasons, and is well on his way to making it a Hat Trick.
Lady member of the Team Stacey Penn, finished 2nd in the Northants and District 10 ml race at Old, in Northamptonshire.
Next weekend the Team, sends its Junior Team to compete in the British 10 ml Time Trial Championships held near Hartlepool in North East, where they stand a great chance of winning the National Team Championships.
On Tuesday 24th of May Team Boss Mick Ives, will be doing a Sponsored Ride to raise Funds for “The Injured Jockeys Fund”.
Mick , who wanted to be a National Hunt Jockey in his youth, before taking up Cycling, will ride from Jackdaw Castle, the Training establishment of Champion Trainer Jon Jo O’Neill high up in the Cotswolds, to Cheltenham Race Course, then on to the Race Course’s of Hereford, Worcester, Warwick , Stratford on Avon, and finally back to Jackdaw Castle, a distance of 150 miles.
Mick aims to do the ride non-stop, what ever the weather conditions, and would like people to sponsor him on this very tough, hilly ride by sending donations (cheques made out to “Injured Jockeys Fund”) to Mira Popovic, c/o Jewson Ltd, Merchant House, Binley Buisness Park, Coventry, CV3 2TT, OR to http://www.justgiving.com/Mick-Ives
Mick commented “Cycle Racing is a very tough and dangerous sport, but National Hunt Jockeys put their life on the line every time they ride, and its my way of helping the less fortunate ones. I hope the general public will support them as well, by making a donation, no matter how small.”