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Mick Ives

Mick Ives

Mick Ives (born 10 August 1939) is an English former professional racing cyclist from Coventry. Ives has been the UCI World Masters Cycling Champion five times, British national cycling champion 62 times (with 5 championships won in 2007). He was at one time, the manager of the Great Britain cycling team, and the National Coach, and is the winner of over 1000 races.

Mick Ives now runs The Team Jewson MI Racing Team; M.I.Racing was formed in 1997 by Mick Ives, and has been one of the U.K.'s most successful Cycling racing Teams ever since. During that period, the Team has won over 1,000 races, all over the U.K. and mainland Europe.

Ives became the first pensioner to complete the Tour de France in 2005. Riding alone two days ahead of the big race itself, Mick completed the 3,608 km distance under par, in just 20 days,having ridden two of the stages in one day. He is the only rider in the world to complete the race solo (courtesy Wickipedia).

In the late 1980's, Mick, through his shop (Mick Ives Cycles) helped to secure sponsorship for Paul Atkins (Ride owner) to join up with the Peugeot Levis BMX Display Team and spend six months riding demos around UK holiday camps. Right up to this present day, Darren Atkins (Ride owner) is sponsored by Mick Ives for Cyclocross through his Jewson Team.

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