CYCLING: Great cyclo cross win for Mitchell

Marton's Barrie Mitchell (picture by Simon Riley)
Marton's Barrie Mitchell (picture by Simon Riley)

National championship in his sights

Team Jewson-MI Racing-Polypipe veteran rider, 20 times British Cycling Champion Barrie Mitchell, who lives at Marton, was in brilliant form on Sunday at Round 10 of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross series event, held at Top Barn near Worcester.

Mitchell not only did he convincingly win the 65+ race, but also for the second week in succession beat all the riders in the 60+ race, and many riders up to 15 years his junior.

After several seasons away from the cyclo cross scene, the multi national champion, has his sights set firmly on this season’s national championships, to add to his already impressive cycling CV.

British over 50 Champion Rugby’s Phil Roach won round 10 of the Notts and Derby series at Markeaton Park Derby on Saturday afternoon, and finished third, behind winner and former Professional Tim Gould, at Top Barn on Sunday morning.

Five times UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Champion Baginton’s Mick Ives will be out of action for some time, following a major back operation, but this is not the end of his racing career, he hopes. Already a winner of 82 British cycling championships, (s national record) he hopes to make it 90 before he hangs up his wheels for good.