“KING IS KING” – another National Championship.
Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule CNP leading Lady Time Trial rider, Michelle King has set a new record, by winning the season long “Rudy Project” National Ladies Time Trial Championships for the 4th year in a row.
Michelle, a former World Masters Time Trial Champion, led the completion all season and finished it off in brilliant style winning round 7 at Loughborough by almost a minute, covering the 15 ml course in 35 mins 46 secs.
Michelle has had a fantastic season and her British Championship victory makes it 10 British Cycling Individual Championships plus 2 British Team Championships this season for the elite Coventry based team with more expected before the end of the year. No other U.K.Cycling Team can boast such a record.
At the same event at Loughborough 17 yr old Josh Teasdale won the Junior race in a fantastic time of 34 mins 18 secs.
Josh followed this up with second place (against seniors), on Sunday morning in the tough Cleveland Hill Climb, an event he won last year.
Mick Ives defied his age when he won the 70+ section in the Classic “Horse Shoe Pass” Hill Climb,in N.Wales beating all of the 65+ and finishing only 1 second behind the winner of the 60+ section. The last time he raced up the Horse Shoe Pass was in the 1965 Milk Race Tour of Britain, (46 yrs ago) as part of the Gt Britain Team, that stage was from Llandidno to Wolverhampton a distance of 130 mls, and he was involved in 2 crashes, a day he will always remember.
The Teams former British Senior and Veteran Cyclo Cross Champion Steve Knight was again in unbeatable form, winning the “Top Barn” event near Worcester by a massive margin, team mate Lorenzo Buratti was 3rd.
Knight has ridden in 4 Cross events this season winning the last 3, he was 2nd to team mate Phil Blacker in the other. Team Jewson are the British Veteran Team Champions.
Not only do Team Jewson M.I.Racing win a lot of events, they also put a lot back into the sport and next week end is an example. Next weekend see’s the British Veteran Time Trial National Championships—sponsored by “Jewson” which will be held on the very tough 20 ml circuit around Napton—Southam—Priors Marston—Charlwellton—Badby—Napton, in S.Warwickshire.
The event starts at 10-30am, with H.Q. at Napton Victory Club., The event which is organised by “Team Jewson—M.I.Racing” has attracted almost 100 riders from all over the UK .inc Lady Veterans.
Team Jewson expect Mick Ives to be in the medals, as he has won the Championship for his age group, 7 times in the past 8 years and former British 50 ml Time Trial Champio , John French is expected to do well in the 55+ section.
Championship Jerseys Medals and Awards are to be presented by newly crowned British Champion, Michelle King.
The dates for 3 new LVRC Cyclo Cross events have just been announced, Sat 22nd Oct—Sat 12th November ,and the LVRC National Championships on Sat 19th of November, all details are now on LVRC website http://www.lvrc.org.uk