18th Oct, 2017

Fifth win of the season for M.I.Racing's Peter Smith

Steve Carpenter 19th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PETER Smith led the way for Coventry-based cycling club M.I.Racing with a fine victory in the Circuit Race at the Milton Keynes Bowl.

The all-rounder took his winning tally for the season up to five after finishing first last Tuesday evening to begin another impressive series of performance by the team.

On Thursday evening Mike Twelves also tasted success by winning his second road roce in five days.

The 52-year-old was up against riders some 30 years young than himself but still won the Mallory Park Circuit event to secure his sixth victory of the season.

Next in action was Kirby Bennett who took part in the final round of the Friday Evening Summer Mountain Bike Series, which took place in Rothwell near Kettering.

Bennett won the series with maximum points while team mate Pete Busby finished runner-up on the night and second overall, while Tim Stowe finished third overall.

There was no time to rest for Bennett as he was in action again on Sunday when he competed in the latest round of the British Mountain Bike Series in Cannock.

The 55-year-old raced in the 50+ category and despite crashing in the early stages of the race, Bennett stormed back through the field to eventually finish sixth.

Fellow M.I.Racing rider and World Masters Cyclo Cross Champion Phil Roach finished eighth and Pete Busby claimed 11th.

Several team members took part in the Coventry Cycling Club Open ten-mile event which was held on the A45 on Saturday.

Jonathan Wears, from Shipston-on-Stour was the fastest of the team after finishing in third place in a time of 19 minutes and 39 seconds.

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