The event is run over a distance of 55 miles, none of which was flat and soon sorted the “Men from the Boys”. With riders constantly being dropped from the main pack because of the countless hills on the 3 ½ circuits, made even harder by a strong wind and heavy showers Warwick’s star rider Jon Stevenson once again made the podium with a brilliant 2nd place, followed by come back rider and former British International star—Mike Twelves (Hinckley) who finished in 3rd place.
In the race for riders 50 and over, 56 yr old John French riding his first event of the season, absolutely pulverised the opposition and rode clear with over 30 miles to g and winning by a massive margin. French won the British 50 ml Time Trial Championship way back in 1981, when riding for Coventry Olympic C C , and led the Club to the Team Championship as well—clearly he has lost none of his ability to time trial—What a start to his season.
Dunchurch’s Martin Hackley, is getting nearer to that first victory of his season , with a brilliant 2nd place in the race for riders 60 +, having broken clear with the eventual winner, British Champion , Don Parry, Hackley got dropped , but was strong enough to easily win the chasing group sprint for 2nd place
In the 70+ race, Baginton’s Mick Ives finished 3rd.
At Halifax, the Team were represented in the “Derrick Smith “Mem.Road Race, in memory of their team mate, who passed away 2 years ago.—, Former multi British Champion, Brian Davison , finished 3rd, for 2nd time in 7 days, and , Derrick Woodings was the winner of the race for riders 70 and over—the event was held in torrential rain.
Hinckley’s Mike Twelves was in action on Tuesday Ev , when he finished 3rd in the Mallory Park Circuit Race