Darren Atkins

Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Thule—Kinesis –CNP, once again demonstrated that they have the most powerful and most successful Veteran Racing Cyclists in the U.K.

The Coventry based Team, were is cracking form over the weekend, with 4 victories across the UK.

The big event in the U.K. this weekend was Round 3 of the National Cyclo Cross Trophy series, held at Southampton.

Kenilworths Darren Atkins, the reigning champion, showed his outstanding class and form to ride clear of the U.K.’s best riders in the race for riders 40 yrs and over– for a 25 sec victory in the 50 minute race, held on a course that required extreme skill over the very greasy surfaces, coupled with speed on the fast sections. This performance will give Darren great confidence, for his next major event the defence of his Midland Championship.in December.

Team mate Steve Davies, fresh from his outstanding performances last week in Belgium repeated his victory in Round 2 with a clear victory in the 50+ race, (both events were separate races). Davies is also the reigning Champion of the National series—Steve has his eyes on bigger targets, that is to retain his National Championship title and possibly go for the World Championships in America, both in January.

Both riders were honoured at the Team Jewson—M.I.Racing Dinner and Prize presentation at Dunchurch Park Hotel,on Friday Evening,  where over 90 Sponsors/Guests and Riders gathered, to celebrate the Teams success’s which includes 19 British Individual, and 2 Team Cycling Championships so far this season. No other team in Team UK can match that success.

Team Director, Mick Ives, said “The performances that our riders, have and are continuing to  produce are outstanding, we should win more Championships this coming weekend at the LVRC National Cyclo Cross Champs, where we won 3 Titles last year, bring it On”

Other Victories over the weekend came from  Team Boss , Mick Ives in the Elizabethan C C Cross event nr Sedgeley, Staffs , where he easily won the 70 + class, Team mates Tim Stowe ( Wellesbourne ) finished 2nd in the 50+ class and Martin Hackley (Dunchurch) was not so lucky, crashing on the first lap he had to extract his Cycle for a tree before he could continue, then towards the end of the race, crashed very heavily on a technical stoney descent, ripping his legs, and knees  needing first aid treatment, causing him to retire from the event

The following morning Tim Stowe (Wellesbourne) travelled to Surrey to compete in the Gorric Mountain Bike race, which he duly won , by a narrow margin of 6 secs, after a hectic last few laps.

Next Saturday, The Team field a very strong line up at the LVRC National Cyclo Cross Championships to be held at Moreton Morrell College, Nr Wellesbourne—Start 1-00pm, Admission Free.

Tim Stowe defends the 50+ Championships, Steve Knight defends the 40+, and Mick Ives defends the 70+, additionally the team have Lorenzo Buratti, Pete Smith, and Top Man –Steve Davies, along with Martin Hackley, John Gabriel, Graham Clements , and new signing, Dutch rider Hanneke van der Werf.

The Championship is sponsored by JEWSON , and promoted by M.I.Racing.

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