Oldham on top in Yorkshire Points cyclo-cross

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National Trophy Series winner Paul Oldham (Hope Factory Racing) continued his build-up to the 2012-13 series with a second consecutive victory in the Yorkshire Points Series on Sunday.

Oldham won by almost two and a half minutes in the second round at Oakbank School in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

He also lapped everyone up to sixth spot in a show of strength, and he is already looking in good shape ahead of the start of the 2012 National Trophy next month.

Also winning by a comfortable margin was Scott UK rider Tony Fawcett, who won the opening round of the CXNE Rat Race Series in Cumbria.

Fawcett held off rival Steven Ward (MTS Cyclesport) after having initially been together early in the race, staged at Curwen Hall near Workington.

But by the end of the race Fawcett was more than a minute up on his rival, while Beacon Wheelers' Morgan Donnelly took third spot.

Elsewhere, London Phoenix rider Matthew Webber secured victory in the opening round of the Eastern League at Basildon on Saturday.

A former winner of the London League, the 38-year-old crossed the line 1-14 ahead of his nearest rival after a hot day which saw riders taking on plenty of fluids in all races.

Iceni Velo's Tim Guy took second and Jules Birks (VC Londres) third.

In the SRAM Notts and Derby League, Hope Factory Racing's Dan Booth secured victory in round two, staged by Team Empella at Hilton Fields Farm in Derbyshire on Saturday.

The 32-year-old Leicestershire rider covered seven laps in 52-10 and showed good form following a summer of riding high level cross country mountain bike events as well as finishing 12th in the Newport Nocturne last weekend.

He was around a minute and a half ahead of Matt Barrett (Run and Ride), while Gareth Whittall (Clay Cross RT) was third.

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