Just 7 days after winning their first individual British Championship of 2013—“Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Thule—Polypipe,” were at it again—this time winning not 1 , but 2 British Championships over the weekend.
Once again it was the Lady members of the Team who came away with Championship honours.
52 yr old Louise Day—better know for her Cyclo- Cross Performances, which include a UCI World Championship Medal and several British Championships—but on Sunday she won the 50 + National Ladies 25 mil Time Trial Championships , nr Boston , Lincs.—on a very cold and windy morning.—following several weeks of excellent performances inc. wins over 10 and 25 miles.
Photo of Louise Day , receiving her Championship awards at the British 25 ml Championships on Sunday=–attached
North of the border, in Scotland, 45 yr old Anne Murray, continued her run of excellent form , when she won the British Endurance, Marathon Mountain Bike Championships.—one of her main targets for the season—and then followed it up the next morning by winning round 4 of the Scottish Mt Bike National series.
Anne is a multi British Champion, but it looked like her career was over following back problems towards the end of last season, –but she has now fought back to full fitness, and will be aiming for several more National titles during 2013—Anne’s Championship victory , now brings Team Jewson’s tally of National Championships for 2013 to 3 Individual, and 1 team—Team Boss Mick Ives , promised 3 to 6 National Championships in 2013, when speaking at the Team Dinner and Awards Ev , last November.
Victories for the Team didn’t end here. On Friday Ev, Wellesbourne’s Tim Stowe, got back into his winning ways with victory in the Midlands Summer season Mt Bike series , held at Mallory Park , Leics, with team mate Peter Busby 3rd—Stowe has been troubled with an old Motor Cross injury, and recently dislocated his shoulder following a crash, –he now leads the overall series , by a big margin , with 3 wins and a 2nd from 4 rides.
In round 3 of the Percy Stallard National Road Race series, —Team Jewson , had a brilliant day—the event was held on the very tough Bashall Eaves circuit nr Clitheroe, in N.Lancs.—on a course riddled with rough road surfaces and deep pot holes.
Hinckleys Mike Twelves, extended his lead in the series, with a brilliant win in the 45 -49 yr race– breaking clear with 4 other riders with just 10 of the 56 miles to go
Warwicks –Jon Stevenson , also extended his overall lead in the series for riders 50 and over—event, by finishing in 5th place—Stevenson won the series in 2010, and 2011, but was beaten by just2 points last season and finished 2nd, he intends to put that matter right this time.
In the Race for riders 55 and over—Martin Russell, won his first, event for the Team , breaking away , 15 mls from the finish , Team mate John French finished 2nd, –which now put Russell in the lead and French just 1 point behind in 2nd place in the series
And further success in the race for riders 70 and over—Team Boss , Mick Ives ( Baginton ) outsprinted former British Champion –Brian Sunter to take the honours, and is now joint 2nd in the series , just 1 point behind the leader—Ives has won the series a record 4 times, including last season—there are 3 more events left in the series inc. the very tough Brendan Choie, event in Shropshire.
At the “Tommy Godwin” Mem. Road Races held at Bearley , Nr Stratford on Avon,– more Victories for Team Jewson—
Balsall Commons –Richard Shimmell, won the race for rider 40 -44 with a solo ride–with team mates Richard Evans 2nd and Richard Sommerville 4th—a really impressive display of team riding
Matt Purshouse won the 45-49 race also with a solo victory ride.
Martin Hackley ( Dunchurch ) finished 3rd in the 60+ race, after team mate Mike Allen punctured, , and former Professional Derrick Woodings won the 70 + race.
10 Victories—3 seconds and 2 thirds—in events across the UK, over last weekend–