Steve Dunton a member of Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe–McCann cycling team, finished his first season with the Team by being crowned “King of the Bowl” after winning 10 out 10 events at the Milton Keynes Bowl Circuit and as a result has been presented with the “Ron Day” Memorial Trophy!

Steve also won the Nuffield Health South West series event,  the Tour of Breedon Road Race and had 3 U.C.I. Grand Fondo World Series Podiums. Team boss, Mick Ives, said “Steve has been a great addition to the Team and an inspiration to all. He will have a well earned rest for a few weeks before training for 2023 begins.”

The Cyclo Cross riders are still not on top form, but the depth is there, Ives reckons, “Its just a few weeks away before we start our challenge for World and National honours.”

At Round 4 of the Midland series at Redditch Sports Centre, a very strong ride was produced by former British Champion, Steve Knight, who once again got off to a bad start and had to work his way through the field, closing on the leaders for the whole of the race. He just failed for the 2nd week in a row to catch the winner and had to settle for 2nd place, overtaking his team mate Darren Atkins ( 3rd ) in the closing stages. Behind them, Sean Macconnamara was having a battle for 10th place until he was taken out by a rival in the very closing stages and had to settle for 13th place, not too far ahead of first year  racer Jimmy Goodwin (20th) his best performance by far.

In the over 60’s race, Wellesbourne’s Tim Stowe finished 4th hampered my a leg injury when he fell through the garage roof whilst making repairs. This slowed Tim down on the hurdle section considerably. Close behind came Peter Busby in 7th and Alan Parsons in 14th place. 

It was much better news in the Ladies Veteran Race and another brilliant victory for Karren Summers who led from start to finish – Karren is the current Midland series Champion.

In the race for riders 14 years to 16 years, 14 year old Jefferson Tear spent almost all of the race in 2nd place only to be pipped into 4th place at the finish, a fantastic result considering he was giving 2 years away to his older rivals.

Next Saturday, The Team will be holding their Hill Climb Championships – the event held in conjunction with Coventry Cycling Club begins with the climb of Burton Dassett with the first rider off at 10-00am followed a short distance away with the climb of Edge Hill.

Entries are on the day, times from both climbs will be added together to select the winners

Past winners include -Jack O’Neill, Mark Wise and Rob O’Connor (last years winner)

It was also announced that Team M.I.Racing will be organising the British Masters Cycle Racing National Cyclo Cross Championships on Wednesday 28th December.

A new venue in South Warwickshire has been found by organiser Mick Ives. Entries will be via Ride H.Q. and ALL riders will require a B.M.C.R. Race Licence. More details nearer the time. It will be the 15th time that the Team have organised these Championship in the past 16 years.

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