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Mitchell and Ives in time trial wins

Coventry Editorial 18th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

VETERAN riders Barrie Mitchell and Mick Ives added to their National Championship record by achieving success at the British Time Trials Circuit Championship in Griffydam on Sunday.

Mitchell, 67, won his 20th national title with a blistering ride over the 19.83-mile course in a time of 50 minutes and 23 seconds to take the 65+ title.

While 75-year-old Ives finished in a time of 57 minutes and 34 seconds to take the title for riders and 75 and over.

Coventry-based M.I.Racing have now won a total of nine National Championship titles so far this season and are expected to win several more in the coming weeks.

There was more success for the team when Mike Twelves won Round Five of the Percy Stallard National Road Race series in Scarborough.

Twelves has already won the first four rounds and is already assured of overall victory to repeat that feat last season.

Team mate John Stevenson finished second in the race after breaking clear with Twelves and he is currently lying second overall.

Elsewhere veteran Steve Knight started his cyclo cross season in fine fashion by winning the Shropshire Wheelers event in Shrewsbury with team mate and current Midlands Cyclo Cross Series Champions Phil Blacker finishing second.

In the ladies race Lydia Gurley finished a close second behind Hannah Payton who is ranked number four in the UK. Next week Payton will be competing in the Irish Road Race Championships.

And Peter Busby celebrated a third place finish in the 50+ race at the Stratford Cyclo Cross event at Henley-in-Arden.

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