Once again “Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe–McCann-7 formation”, lead the way, with some brilliant results in Cycling events around the U.K.
A Silver Medal for Geoff Giddings in the British Masters Cycle Race Ass. National Time Trial Championships, near Newbury, Berks, was a great ride by the former National Champion, who will now focus on the Cyclo Cross season. Team mate Mark Wise finished 5th and Les Liddiard failed to finish having to stop because of loose horses on the course!
But Jack Fothergill (Warwick) pulled off his greatest ride to date by finishing 4th in the CTT Open Circuit Nat Champs near Cambridge, this time just 4 secs off the Bronze Medal.
Jack only took to riding Time Trials this year, because of the lack of Road Race promotions, and is now one of the U.K’s leading Junior riders, and with out doubt the top rider in the Warwick area.
Nearer home, it was success for Kenilworth member of the team, Darren Atkins, riding his first event in the team colours, for several years, when he won the Solihull organised Cyclo Cross for riders 50+ at Fillongley, near Coventry.
Last season Darren finished 5th in the World Masters Championships in Belgium, 3rd in the European Champs in Italy, 2nd in the British Champs and won the Midland Championships, and will lead the team at the forthcoming National Championships in Crawley, early in 2021, in their defence of the title.
Peter Busby finished 9th, despite riding with several fractured ribs, and Brian Tear 11th
In the 60+ race Kirby Bennett was 4th, and in the under 14 yr old race Jefferson Tear finished 19th.
Saturday saw the Team Jewson M.I.Racing Hill Climb Championships take place on Edge Hill, competing for the Mt Etna Trophy.
Fastest ride and current holder of the trophy was Jack O’Neill with a time of 3 mins 00.9 secs, followed by Jamie Haworth in 3-18.4 and former British Champion, riding his first race for M.I.Racing, after a 3 year lay off was Kenilworth’s Matt Clinton with a time of 3-20. Matt hopes to be in a position this time next year to challenge for the National Title again.
Fastest 50+ was Pete Busby–4-22.9, fastest 70+ was Martin Hackley 5-30.8, but the most amazing ride was that of 12 year old Jefferson Tear with 4-37.5