Young riders lead the way for Coventry-based M.I.Racing cycling club - The Coventry Observer

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Young riders lead the way for Coventry-based M.I.Racing cycling club

Steve Carpenter 16th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE NEWLY formed M.I.Racing Youth Academy provided their first winner of the season at the Under-14 Circuit Race at Darley Moore.

Josh Giddings soloed to a 14-second victory and team mate Jack Brough was not too far behind after finishing fourth, while in the under-12 race, Callum Twelves finished a brilliant runner-up.

At the Milton Keynes Circuit, Owen Lightfoot produced a very aggressive ride to finish sixth in the race for under-14s and lady member Lotta finished second in her class at the same in in Sherwood Pines.

There was mixed emotions for the team in Nottinghamshire after Kirby Bennett fell face down onto his handle bar and hit his teeth in Nottinghamshire.

M.I.Racing’s top rider had a deep cut inside his mouth and was unable to continue and team mate Pete Kirby also went over his bars.

Busby was able to carry on and managed to make his way through the field to finish fourth overall, while fellow M.I.Racing rider Phil Stokes impressed in the race for riders aged 60 and over.

Busby and Stokes lined up with two young academy riders Finn and Lotta in Mansfield to win the Team Relay, which gave the young riders a feel for senior competition.

Lindsey Nell finished a brilliant fourth in her first ever Mountain Bike event at the same venue.

In the first round of the season long Percy Stallard National Road Race series, Martin Hackley, followed up last week’s victory at Towcester with a brilliant second place in the Fletche Waltonne Road Race in Leicestershire.

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