Coventry based Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Thule—C.N.P. cycle race team,were in cracking form over the weekend
On Saturday the Team promoted the first LVRC Open Time Trial of the season, at Napton, S.Warwickshire, over a distance of 17.4 hilly miles. The event was Sponsored by “ Jewson “ the U.K. leading Building Merchants., whose Head Quarters are in Coventry.
The 2 up Event was won by the promoting Team, of Paul Wain, (formally from Rugby) a former member of the British National Team Pursuit squad and a full International, and his partner, Mike Twelves (Hinckley) another British International, and 6th in the Milk Race Tour of Britain—both riders were doubtful if they would be able to start, as both had come down with a heavy cold during the week, but their class and fitness prevailed and the won with a time of 43 mins 50 secs, much slower than they had hoped for, in 3rd place was another Team Jewson pair, Pete Smith and Les Liddiard, who recorded 43-57. just 7 secs behind their team mates, in a very close fought battle.
In the Individual Time Trial, over the same course Coventry born Chris Coyle riding for Team Jewson—M.I.Racing, making a return to the sport after over 25 yrs away, recorded, a brilliant 44mins 35 secs, for 3rd place.
On Sunday, the Team collected 2 more Victories , a 2nd and a 3rd placing in the Pinvin Road Race, Nr Worcester. Comeback man Mike Twelves, (Hinckley) none the worse for his efforts a few hours earlier in the Jewson Time Trial, finished 3rd in a tight bunch finish after 45 miles, Team mate John Stevenson (Warwick) was out of luck when he punctured in the closing stages, and Peter Busby (Coventry) riding only his 2nd ever road race, was brought down in the sprint finish just 100yards before the line, suffering extensive burns and deep grazes to his legs, back and shoulder, his crash helmet split into 3 pieces, as he hit the ground at 30 m.p.h.
In the other race also over 45 miles, Martin Hackley (Dunchurch) won the race for riders 60+, and Mick Ives (Baginton) won the race for 70+ with team mate and National Champion Derrick Woodings 2nd.
Next weekend Mike Twelves competes in the Tour of Flanders Sportive in Belgium, while Mick Ives—Team Director has organised a special 90 mile Training Ride into the Cotswolds and back, with vehicle support, for Team members ONLY, taking in some really tough terrain.
Race event gallery: PhotoTaylor