24th Nov, 2017

Busy Busby rolls back to the years in Derbyshire

Steve Carpenter 16th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

EXPERIENCED rider Peter Busby rolled back the years to win the 50+ race at Darley Moors in Derbyshire on Saturday.

Despite the muddy conditions which at some points on the cours were 1ft deep due to the heavy rain, Busby battled through the tough conditions to take the win.

The 53-year-old then had very little time to rest before he was back in action again for Coventry-based M.I.Racing at the latest round of the Midland Cyclo Cross series in Evesham

It proved to be a muddy course again which required participants to challenge some long sections on foot and although he led the 50+ category from the start, he was made to settle for second place following bike change which hampered his progress.

Team mate Barrie Mitchell was also in action at the Darley Moor event where he finished runner-up in the race for riders over the age of 65, while M.I.Racing boss Mick Ives finished second in the 70+ category.

For the women veteran rider Lindsey Nell finished an impressive third.

Busby was joined by Steve Knight in Evesham and Knight managed to win the 45+ race despite having to use his replacement bike.

Lady veteran Martine Verweij was in brilliant form and not only won the lady veterans race, but she also beat all the other ladies as well.

Tim Stowe won the 55+ race and Keir Lewis finished eighth in the junior race.

Elsewhere, Mark James finished second overall in the Senior/Veteran race at the Welsh series in Caerphilly.

And at the National Trophy meeting in Peel Park, Bradford, Phil Roach finished fourth and team mate Geoff Giddings crossed the finish line in eightgh to wrap up another brilliant weekend of results for Coventry-based M.I.Racing across the UK.

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