VETERAN Barrie Mitchell won his 21st British Cycling Championship title on Sunday at the grand age of 68.
The experienced rider was in brilliant form for M.I.Racing by winning the two-lap undulating course at Cranfield in Milton Keynes by almost three-and-a-half minutes.
Mitchell also finished third overall in the standard competition while M.I.Racing team boss Mick Ives finished second in the 75+ Championships and Russell Green finished fourth in the 50+ category.
M.I.Racing’s young star Jonathan Wears came third in the Under-23 class and second in the season-long Under-23 competition.
M.I.Racing are also celebrating a brilliant start to the cyclo cross season with Kirby Bennett winning the 50+ race in Chesterfield, with team mate Geoff Giddings finishing runner-up and the team’s lady veteran rider Lindsey Nell finished eighth in her first ever cyclo cross event.
On Sunday Bennett travelled to Shrewsbury to ride in the Midland Series event on the same course that will be used for the National Championships later this year.
He produced another strong ride to win the 55+ category with team mate Peter Busby winning the 50+ race, while John Gabriel claimed the 65+ title.
In her first cycle race for some time, Martine Verweij won the veteran ladies race with Stephanie Peters claiming fifth and Steve Knight came second in the 40+ event.
British veteran road and circuit Champion Mike Twelves is poised to win the season-long Percy Stallard National Road Race series with just one event remaining.
Twelves has a two point lead heading into this weekend’s race in Huntingdon despite missing the first two events of the season through injury.
On Sunday Twelves was in action at the Classic East Coast Race near Scarborough in Yorkshire.
Twelves was pushed into second place however he was still ahead of his nearest rivals in the 50-mile race which was won by former top professional Phil Wlkins.