More Area Championships for Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe–McCann, when Hinckley based member, 62 year old Kirby Bennett won round 12 of the Midland Friday Evening Mountain Bike series at Marston Lodge. This latest victory for riders 50 and over, which also gave Kirby the overall Series Championship for riders 60+.
Kirby had a tough battle in the race with a member of the Mick Ives Youth Academy squad–Jude Chamberlain, who was an easy winner of the junior race.
Phil Stokes kept the teams colours to the fore by finishing 2nd in the 65+
race and it was also announced that Lindsay Newman who did not contest
this latest round was declared the overall series winner of the Lady
Veteran championship having won all her previous rounds.
Coventry member Peter Busby, travelled to Dudmaston, near Bridgenorth,
Shrops, to contest the final round of the Midland Mountain Bike series where he finished a very creditable 8th in a fiercely contested race for riders over 50.
Hinckley based Mike Twelves, narrowly missed out on yet another British
Cycling Championship on Saturday when he finished a very close 2nd in the
LVRC National Circuit Championships for riders 55 and over at Bath as part
of a 4 rider breakaway group which lapped the main field.
More success for Antony Wallis, his 22nd victory this season, when once
again he lapped the field to win on his own on his favourite circuit, Hog
Hill, near London – he has yet to be beaten on this circuit.
He will shortly be contesting the LVRC National Circuits Championships for riders 50 + at Darley Moor, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, where he will be a clear favourite.
Team Boss Mick Ives said, “If ever a rider deserved to win this Championship, then it must surely be Antony!”
Still time to enter the Baginton Bike Ride, Sunday 18th August, raising
funds for four local charities. There will be a 10 mile Family Ride, start 10:00; a 37 mile Challenge Ride, start 09:30 and a 66 mile Epic Ride at 09:00.
You can enter entries via www.cogs-sportives.co.uk entries will be taken on the day at an extra cost – Organised by Coventry Olympic Group Sportive and Coventry Lions.
All rides start and finish at the Oak Pub in Baginton.