With the season in full swing, there is no stopping “Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Polypipe—McCann” in their search for more British Cycling Championships.
This time it was the turn of young Josh Giddings a member of the “Mick Ives Youth Academy” Josh was the winner of the British under 16yrs Omnium Championship.
He won the Kilometer Time Trial in the very fast time of 1 min 6 secs, he then followed it up by winning the Keirin race, giving a unbeatable lead in the overall Omnium.
Team mate Jack Brough was also impressive with 7th place in the Kilometre and finishing 6th overall.
These two riders will spear head a 5 rider “Mick Ives Youth Academy” team who will contest the International “West Flaanderen Cycling Tour“ in Belgium, during August, the Team was invited to compete following several outstanding performances in big events in Belgium and Holland over the past 2 seasons.
Hinckley based rider, Kirby Bennett, was back in action at the weekend following several months suffering from some sort of virus, which curtailed both his training and competition, Kirby finished a brilliant 3rd in British Mountain Bike Championships for riders 60 and over on a course at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, that will be used for the Commonwealth Games. He felt that had he been able to get more events in before the championship he could well have won the title he held 2 seasons ago.
Coventy’s young Triathlon Tom Payne, kept the teams colours flying with a brilliant 2nd place in the Mallory Park “Sprint Tri,” Tom once again was by far the quickest on the Cycle discipline averaging over 27 m.p.h. His 4th Podium in 4 races this season.
Veteran Road Racer Malc Moore, recently returned from a months touring in Vietnam and China, finished 6th in a mid week Handicap Road Race near Pershore, Worcestershire and followed it up with a brilliant 4th place in the latest round of the Percy Stallard National Road Race series, held near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The race was over a distance of 40 miles (7 laps) Malc attacked early in the race and eventually was joined by 7 other riders who fought out the finish.
The teams Top Circuit racer Antony Wallis was at it again on his favourite circuit “Hog Hill” ( North London ), a tight twisting circuit with a very steep climb each lap.
50 year old Antony was competing against riders 40 and over and as usual he attacked early into the 50 mile race, but only gained a lead of 15 secs max, not to be disheartened, a few laps late he tried again this time taking 2 riders with him who clearly could not stand the pace set by Antony and after a couple of laps he was clear on his own lapping at an average of over 27 m.p.h. In the end it was another brilliant victory, finishing ½ a lap up on his 2 earlier partners and lapping the main field—his 20th victory this season and the 13th since joining Team M.I.Racing—some performance, he now looks forward to the LVRC National Circuit Championships at Darley Moor, Derbyshire in a few weeks time.