2 more Championships for Team Jewson M.I.Racing
Another brilliant weekends racing for the Coventry based Cycle Race Team Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe–McCann–7 formation, despite the really bad weather conditions.
Kenilworth’s cycling star, Darren Atkins, continued with his winning form, with a brilliant exhibition of Cyclo Cross riding to lead once again , from start to finish to retain his Midland Championship on a very exposed course at Top Barn near Worcester – his 9th victory of the season.
Team mate 59 year old Phil Roach produced his best ride of the season, having had only a few events under his belt, due to work commitments, when he finished a very close 2nd in the 55+ championship and well ahead of a disappointing ride from former champion Steve Knight, who finished 3rd best 50 + rider, but was still suffering from a very heavy cold that has been with him now for several weeks.
A much better ride from Coventry’s 59 year old Peter Busby, who finished 6th best 55+ and 9th overall. Tim Stowe finished 8th best over 60 rider.
In the Ladies Veteran race Karen Summers finished 2nd to former World Masters Champion Ila Rowntree, and still leads the overall series and a brilliant performance from 13yr old Jefferson Tear, who finished in 2nd place in the Under 14 yr Championship.
More success for the Team, when Kirby Bennett beat his old rival and former National Champion, Pete Harris to win the over 60 Championships at the East Midlands Championships at Derby. The event held in very cold conditions and with snow falling, making the course tricky, Bennett held the lead for most of the event, and gave signs that he is getting back into top form ready for battle in the forthcoming World Champs and the British Champs in Jan 2022.
Junior rider Jude Chamberlain, fought hard to try for victory in the Central Champs held at Hillingdon, but had to settle for 2nd place against some really top class opposition but was still please with his current form and is looking forward to the British Champs in Jan 2022.
Next weekend is a big event for most of the team when Atkins, Roach, Busby, Bennett, Levann and Cochrane are expected to compete in the U.C.I. World Masters Championships at Ipswich. Steve Knight will not compete due to a persistent heavy cold and Ray Cochran will decide on the day as he is still suffering from his booster jab.