National 10- and 25-mile champion Michael Hutchinson recorded a ninth consecutive 50-mile title in North Yorkshire on Saturday to claim a hat-trick of titles he last held three years ago.

Hutchinson clocked 1-40-37 for the course at Dishforth, while Wrekinsport CC?s Andy Bason was second with 1-44-26 and Ben Instone (Scientific Coaching) was third, another seven seconds off the pace.

Earlier in the day Julia Shaw secured the women?s title with a championship record time of 1-51-39 despite rainy conditions for the event.

Now riding for In Gear-Quickvit RT, Shaw returned to the top of the podium with a strong ride, beating her nearest rival by 1-04.

This year?s 10-mile champion, Shaw had to settle for second spot in the 25 as Sharon Laws took victory, but she returned to winning ways with a strong ride on Saturday, pushing Lynn Hamel (The Green Room Group) into second spot, while Beacon RCC?s Ruth Eyles was third with 1-55-06.

Hamel led The Green Room Group.com to the team prize alongside Charlotte Wadsworth and Lynsey Anderson, with a combined time of 6-01-07 which was also a championship record.

National 50-Mile Championship (Dishforth, North Yorkshire).-

Men.-

1 Michael Hutchinson (In Gear Quickvit) 1-40-37


2 Andy Bason (Wrekinsport CC) 1-44-26

3 Ben Instone (Scientific Coaching) 1-44-33

4 Julian Ramsbottom (De Rosa RT) 1-44-36

5 Richard Prebble (GS Strada) 1-44-44

6 Mark Holton (Pro Bike Kit) 1-45-07

7 Kevin Dawson (Sportscover) 1-45-20

8 Ian Cammish (Planet X) 1-45-29

9 Mark Lovatt (Planet X) 1-45-46

10 Phil Sykes (VC St Raphael) 1-45-47

Team.- Planet X (Ian Cammish, Mark Lovatt, Wayne Randle 1-45-52) 5-17-07.

Women.-

1 Julia Shaw (In Gear-Quickvit RT) 1-51-39


2 Lynn Hamel (The Green Room Group.com) 1-52-53

3 Ruth Eyles (Beacon RCC) 1-55-06

4 Jessica Wilson-Young (Edinburgh RC) 1-55-51

5 Lynne Taylor (Walsall RCC) 1-58-45

6 Felicity Hart (Sleaford Wheelers) 1-59-50

Team.- The Green Room Group.com (Lynn Hamel, Charlotte Wadsworth 2-02-42, Lynsey Anderson 2-02-32) 6-01-07.