Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones was at the North of England cyclocross championships on Sunday in York to record the action

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Billy Harding (Oldfield-Paul Milnes Cycles) and Evie Richards (100% ME) took the North of England cyclocross titles in York on Sunday.

It was a case of youth triumphing over experience, as 20-year-old Harding placed ahead of former British champion Paul Oldham (Hope Factory Racing) in the senior men’s race at the York Sport Cycle Circuit. Harding gained a 33-second advantage on Oldham by the line.

Jack Clarkson (Hope Factory Racing) came in for third place at 44 seconds.

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Richards was unstoppable in the senior women’s race, with the under-23 world champion out-pacing all of her rivals to take a convincing victory by over three minutes.

Fiona Turnbull (Speedflex Race Team) came in for second, with Rebecca Preece (Leisure Lakes) in third.

In other categories, Rob Jebb (Hope Factory Racing) claimed the men’s over-40 vets title, Pete Middleton (Zepnat) the over-50 vets; and Sam Moses (Oldfield-Paul Milnes Cycles) the junior men’s title.

Olivia Bent (Border City Wheelers) won the under-16 girls category, and Max Rushby (Pedalsport) the under-16 boys.

North of England CX Championships 2016

Evie Richards celebrates her victory after lapping the majority of the field

North of England CX Championships 2016

Evie Richards on her way to the victory

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Dave van der Pug lends his enthusiastic support

North of England CX Championships 2016

Veteran Chris Young

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Euan Cameron and Sam Moses in the junior men’s race



North of England CX Championships 2016

Checking for hidden motors

North of England CX Championships 2016

Evie Richards world champion’s shoes

Billy Harding, North of England CX Championships 2016

Billy Harding rides to the senior men’s North of England title

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Billy Harding before the start

North of England CX Championships 2016

York Sport Cycle Circuit played host to the event

North of England CX Championships 2016

Billy Harding celebrates his victory

North of England CX Championships 2016

Rob Jebb won the over-40s race

North of England CX Championships 2016

Cleaning up after the race

North of England CX Championships 2016

Former national champion Paul Oldham placed second behind Harding

North of England CX Championships 2016

Getting a closer view with some binoculars

North of England CX Championships 2016

Billy Harding topped the senior men’s podium

North of England CX Championships 2016

North of England CX Championships 2016