The whole town’s talking about the Twelves Boys
Team Jewson’s star rider Ex Professional Mike Twelves, who lives near Hinckley, but rides for the Coventry based team once again stood on top of the podium this time at Round 4 of the Percy Stallard National Road Race series for riders 50 yrs and over. Mike has won all 4 rounds and is a clear leader in the National series.
Round 4 was held on the tough course at Bobbington, near Dudley in the West Midlands. Not to be outdone by his fathers success, Callum Twelves dominated his race on Tuesday evening at Mallory Park, winning the under 16 years circuit race in brilliant fashion. Callum attacked from the start taking 1 other rider with him but he soon dropped his passenger and proceeded alone never gaining more than 30 secs on the field.
Later in the race another rider bridged the gap but he too was soon dropped and Calum soloed to victory, behind him, his 2 team mates gained 2nd and 3rd place – a clean sweep by Team M.I.Racing Youth Academy riders.
Down in North London, Anthony Wallis continued his amazing run of success winning his 6th Road Race in 6 starts, this time Round 2 of the C.C. London series on the very tough circuit at Hog Hill.
As usual 50 yr old, Anthony attacked early into the race along with a 40
year old rider and averaging 26 m.p.h. they lapped the main field 1 1/2
times finishing with Anthony winning the sprint with ease.
More Road Race success for the team, Coventry member Jack O’Neill
finished 3rd in the Banbury Star road race that included several climbs of
Edge Hill near Kineton. It was his first road race of the season following his TT win at the Banbury Star Hill Time Trial in the same area.
New team mate Jamie Harworth was not so lucky and was brought down
nearing the finish when a rider crashed in front of him but got away
with only slight injuries.
Three members of the team competed in Triathlon and Duathlon events over the holiday weekend.
Coventry’s Tom Payne, competing in only his 3rd Duathlon finished a
brilliant 2nd in the event held at Darley Moor, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
It was a qualifying event for the European Championships – he would possibly have won the event, had he not received a penalty for overstepping the line during transition. However, Tom managed to record the fastest split on the bike.
In the Veteran group Dave Ashworth, who is new to the sport, finished 17th
out of 75 competitors.
Further afield Mike McCann kept the team colours to the fore with victory
in his age group in the Taunton Triathlon. Earlier Mike had finished 2nd in
the Bideford 10 km running race – not bad for a cyclist.
Mountain Biker Lindsay Newman continued her good form by winning Round 4 of the Midland Friday Evening Mountain Bike series – she is unbeaten all season!