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Mick Twelves leads LVRC National Road Series

Coventry Editorial 11th Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MIKE Twelves remains the clear leader of the LVRC National Road Race Series after winning Round Two of the event over the weekend.

The defending champion produced an impressive performance at the Bashall Eaves course in North Lancashire on Sunday to win the event.

Fellow M.I.Racing team mate John Stevenson finished second to make it a brilliant one-two finish for the Coventry-based team.

Elsewhere, Richard Shimmell celebrated his first road race victory of the season at the Tommy Godwin Memorial Road Race at Bearley near Stratford.

Shimmell was part of a five rider break which stretched away early on and also in the break away group was Matt Purshouse who was riding in his first race of the season following a nasal operation.

He finished second in the 45+ category over 56 miles while in the 40-mile race for riders over 70 Derrick Wooding and multi-World Masters Cyclo Cross Champion, Mick Ives, finished third and fourth respectively.

Peter Busby was once again amongst the prizes when he finished second in the Friday’s mountain bike race at Mallory Park and youngster followed that up with a fourth-place finish at the Nutcracker mountain bike race near Sheffield.

And finally, Tim Hastie set a new personal record over 50 miles when he knocked off over 5 minutes off his time which is now down to one hour fifty one minutes ad 31 seconds in the Shirley Road Club 50-mile time trial near Alcester.

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