M.I.RACING team boss Mick Ives has set a new British record after winning his 80th British Cycling Championship.
The 75-year-old veteran won the LVRC National Time Trial for riders aged 75 and over in Sunday at the 20-mile Napton course in Daventry.
Ives’s tally of Championship victories come from a mixture of racing formats throughout the summer and winter months across a hugely successful 57-year career on the bike – something no other rider has ever accomplished.
He has also won a grand total of 19 World Championship medals and his current victory takes the Coventry-based team’s total of British Championship victories this season to 11 and there are plenty more likely to come.
The team’s success over the weekend did not stop there with Barrie Mitchell finishing a very close second in the 65+ Championship with Ray Robinson and Pete Smith both crossing the line in third position in the 60+ and 55+ categories.
Elsewhere, Greg Ashley and Ali Mould teamed up to win the 10-mile Frank and Joy Shephard Memorial race on a very hilly course in Kettering on Saturday.
The pair won the team competition in a time of 24 minutes and 34 seconds and finished just eight seconds off third place overall.
And in Derby cyclo cross veteran John Gabriel won the race for riders aged 65 and over in Nottingham and Derby on Saturday.