Once again Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Polypipe—McCann, were in winning mode.
50 year old Antony Wallis, the undisputed “King of Hog Hill“ circuit in North London, clinched the “Le Co” series by winning every race in the series, much of it against riders 10 years younger. He then went on to win his 26th race of the season by lapping the field in the final race at the circuit this year—and will now concentrate on the British and World Track Championships that are just a few weeks away as part of a very strong Team M.I.Racing squad.
Hinckley based member Malc Moore finished a brilliant 3rd in the T.L.I. National Time Trial Championships for riders 60 + on a very hilly circuit near Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
Steve Knight continued to dominate the Veteran Cyclo Cross racing in the Midlands, by winning Round 2 of the Midland series—his 2nd victory in 2 rides and on course to defend his championship.
Team mate Mark James suffered a rare defeat at the hand of Welsh Champion in Round 2 of the Welsh Cyclo Cross series. James finished just 10 seconds behind the winner.
Jude Chamberlain a member of the “Mick Ives Youth Academy” finished 2nd in the under 16 race at the Milton Keynes Bowl.
The Team’s up and coming young Triathlon star—19 year old Tom Payne, (Coventry) continues to improve in his first season at the sport.
Tom competed in the “Vitruvian” ½ Iron Man event at Rutland Water. His first event at this distance finishing 22nd overall but more importantly 2nd in his age category, in a time of 4 hours 18 mins for the 1½ mile swim in open water, 56 mile bike and 13 mile run.
A name to watch for next season for sure.
My 80th birthday ride on Sunday was 80 km, with brief café stop and fantastic weather. We raised over £150 for Barnardos for which I am “Cycling Ambassador”
Big thanks for all the donations – John Atkins 13 times British Cyclo Cross Champion is on my right – I am in the middle wearing a Barnardos Jersey.
We had some epic battles in races during the late 50’s through the 60’s and even into the 70’s – great times!