“TEAM ENABLE” back to winning ways.

It was  business as usual for Team M.I.Racing and their Stratford-upon-Avon sponsors, “ENABLE”, when Midland Cyclo Cross series Champion Nick Whitley won Round 1 of the Welsh National mountain bike series at Llandegla, near Wrexham.

Nick was a clear winner in race for riders 50+,  and was joined a few hours later by Team Mate Ryan Henry who won the race for riders 40 and over – this was Ryans first victory of the season and, like Nick, he is a  top class Cyclo Cross rider who recently won the Leicester Cyclo Cross series.

The Teams other competitor Lindsey Newman, finished a brilliant 2nd in the Ladies 50+ event – 3 podium places at 1 event is very impressive.

Time Trial rider 55 year old Simon Law made his first appearance of the season a good one by finishing a brilliant 4th fastest overall, and fastest 55 plus rider in the Stratford cycling Clubs open promotion on the Princethorpe course, with a time of 21 minutes 46 seconds.

Taking part in the Coventry C.C. Mid Week 10 mile event on a very cold and windy evening Andy Jackson was the fastest Team Enable M.I.Racing McCann rider, with a 24 minutes 39 seconds (2nd fastest of the evening). Team mate Mark Wise riding a standard road bike was 3rd fastest overall in 24-47 and Dave Ashworth also on a standard road bike finished 5th with 28-56.

Photo courtesy of DH Photography of the presentation at the “Omloop–Mitchell” road/offroad event sponsored by “Polypipe” and organised by Team Enable M.I.Racing McCann at Flecknoe.

Photo shows Judy Baum presenting the winner Richard Butler of Team Giant Kendal with the Peter Baum Memorial Trophy along with Mick Ives, owner of Team M.I.Racing.

It was a brilliant performance by the 45 yr old rider from the Lake District,  as he punctured on the 3rd of 5 laps on a section of Offroad , and had to Ride and Run  for about 1/4 mile before he was able to obtain a spare wheel ,  at that time he was 1 min 40 secs behind the race leader , but chased and took the lead with 5 km to go –a much deserved victory

This coming Saturday , Team Enable–M.I.Racing–McCann, will be holding their official Team Photo Shoot at the Head Quarters of Enable , in Stratford on Avon, –further details can be obtained from Mick Ives  mickivesbikeking@gmail.com

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