7th Dec, 2016

Youngsters lead the way for Coventry-based cycling team M.I.Racing

Steve Carpenter 20th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE FUTURE looks bright for Coventry-based M.I.Racing after its young riders tasted success at the Mallory Park summer series in Leicestershire.

Youth academy rider Josh Giddings won the Under-14 race after breaking away from the pack and he was too fast for any of his rivals to catch up, while team mate Ed Woodward took second place.

Lota Mansfield was also celebrating after winning the Under-14 girls race. Both Lota and Josh now lead their respective categories.

In the race for under-12s, Callum Twelves finished runner-up, while George Evans was third in the Under-16 race and Finn Mansfield was fifth.

Several of the academy riders were back in action at the Darley Moor event near Ashbourne on Saturday where this time Edwards improved on his second place finish to win his first race of the season by taking the Under-14 title.

Lotta Mansfield also tasted success for the third time this season by triumphing in the Under-14s girls race, while George Evans and Finn Mansfield were second and third respectively in the race for under-16s.

Elsewhere at the other end of the age scale some of M.I.Racing’s veteran riders were in action over the weekend at the second round of the LVRC National Road Race Series which was held at the undulating circuit at Botolph Claydon near Alysbury.

Reigning champion Mike Twelves could not repeat the success he had last week after finishing a close second to Roy Chamberlain in the event for riders 50 and over.

Rob O’Connor finished runner-up in the race for riders aged 55 and over and he is now the joint leader of the National series.

There was further success for the team too with National Road champion John French winning the race for riders 60 and over.