CYCLING: Success for Roach and Ives

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World Masters Cyclo Cross Champion Team Jewson MI Racing Polypipe’s Phil Roach from Rugby, won his second cyclo cross race over the weekend. This time it was at RAF Aylesbury, having won the 50+ exhibition event at the National Cycle Show, NEC Birmingham, some 12 hours earlier.

Team Boss Mick Ives won his 84th British Cycling Championship on Sunday, when he retained his LVRC National Time Trial Championship, on a very hilly course in South Warwickshire over 16 miles.

It was touch and go if Ives competed, as he crashed very heavily in an event in Belgium last Sunday, hurting his hand and fingers and severely damaged his knee cap, and was unable to ride his cycle until the day before the time trial.

He is hoping he will be in better shape for his next event in Italy.

Team mate Barrie Mitchell from Marton finished second in the 65+ Championships, which were organised by Team MI Racing and Sponsored by Coventry-based Jewson.

Team MI Racing are promoting national cycling championships this season, with circuit, time trial and cyclo cross championships.

This brings the tally of British Championships for the team this season to 20.

And team boss Mick Ives believes no other cycling club or team in the country can match that.