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Rob O'Connor heads another highly successful weekend for Coventry-based M.I.Racing

Steve Carpenter 1st Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

M.I.RACING continues to go from strength to strength after the Coventry-based cycling club added a seventh British Championship to its growing tally this season.

This time it was the turn of Rob O’Connor who after finishing runner-up in two previous British Championships events, he made it third time lucky after winning the British Closed Circuit National Chmpionship title in Milton Keynes.

O’Connor will head a six-strong M.I.Racing team into this Sunday’s 96-mile Battle of Edge Hill, which is based around Edge Hill and Kineton in South Warwickshire. The race includes five climbs of Edge Hill before finishing on the Kineton to Moreton Morrell road.

M.I.Racing’s mountain bike team were also in action at two events across the weekend, with Peter Busby finishing runner-up in the Grand Vets race in Maidwell on Friday evening.

Four riders put in excellent performances at the final round of the Midland Mountain Bike series at Dudmaston Woods.

British Champion Kirby Bennett came second in the race for riders over 55, which puts her third overall in the series, while Peter Busby finished third in the 50+ race and moves fourth overall.

Phil Stokes won the series for the riders over the age of 60 after winning again on Saturday and Lindsey Nell won the ladies veteran race and the overall series to cap off a fine first season at the club.

The team’s time trial riders were in action at Rugby Racing Cycling Club’s 10-mile event on Saturday.

John Stevenson marked his return to action following a fractured skull by recording an impressive time of 22.22, with team mate Russell Green finishing 30 seconds behind.

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