Team Jewson—M.I.Racing –Polypipe—McCann, continue their amazing run of success both in U.K. and France.
Warwick’s leading Veteran rider John Stevenson showed no sign of his recent injuries when he competed in the Solihull Road Race held on the hilly Bearley/Snitterfield circuit in S.Warks.
56 year old Stevenson, finished 2nd, beaten over the finish line by former International Martin Webster, by 100th of a second – that’s how close it was after 50 miles of racing!
Down in Kent, rider on form, Antony Wallis notched up his 8th Road Race victory in 8 rides, in dominating style at Round 6 of the Le Col Arcadian series, held on the exposed 1 mile circuit at Fowlmead Country Park near Dover—the site of the former Dover Coal Field.
After only 2 miles Antony attacked along with 1 other rider, but after 1 lap they were reeled in by the main field only for Antony to try again on lap 4, this time quickly gaining 30 lead by time he had completed another lap. He continued to increase his lead by about 5 secs a lap finally lapping the entire field after 40 mins of racing – it did not stop there! Antony attacked again to finish clear of his rivals (at 1 lap)—during the ride he covered the 1st 25 miles in 56 mins 50 secs, in very windy conditions on his standard road bike, an exceptional performance for 50 year old star!
Veteran Mountain Bike racer Lindsey Newman, continued her domination of Midland events, with victory in the Friday night Summer series. She has won all 5 events and is certain to retain her championship.
Coventry’s Peter Busby finished in 2nd place in the 50+ race, his best performance this year with Wellesbourne’s Tim Stow finishing 2nd in the 60+ race behind National Champion Pete Harris and Philip Stokes finished 4th.
Lindsey followed her Friday Evening success with Victory in the Midland Championships at Kirton near Lincoln. As this was also part of the Midland Series (Round 3) she scored victory in that event as well – she has won all 3 events and look set to win that series.
On the Track at Derby Velodrome, Mike Twelves and partner Richard Oakes, won all 3 of the Madison races, with team mates Rob Muzio and Ian Cooper 2nd in all 3 races—you cant get much better than that!
Members of the “Mick Ives Youth Academy,” were in action both at home and in France.
13 year old Josh Jackson finished a brilliant 19th in the under 14 years Mini Paris-Roubaix race in France. The event includes the famous cobbled sections used in the Professional event—Jackson still has 1 year to go in the age group.
His Academy team mates Rory Knowles finished 3rd in the National Youth series at Hillingdon, N.London and Will Beech finished 4th in the East Mids/West Mids Junior Circuit Championships.