Team JMC cyclists Dave Powell and Jason Miles have been busy on the local racing scene recently, both have taken part in the British Cycling-organised ‘Midweek Madness’ cross-country mountain bike race in Manchester and the Dolphinholme 60 kilometre road race, near Lancaster.

In both races, both riders have had completely different fortune with Dave finishing in a fantastic 4th place in the mountain bike race and then in the Dolphinholme race three days later, he finished in 6th place, having led the race for several miles until the bunch sprint for the finish line. This was Dave’s first-ever road race so he’s particularly pleased with the result.

Jason on the other hand suffered a number of mechanical problems in both races – snapped chains, punctures and a front tyre that separated from the wheel! Any more of this sort of thing and we’ll start to suspect a curse….


Read the guys’ own accounts of the races here and here