Olympic hopeful Will Perrett dazzles at British Track Championships

27-year-old gains three laps to win points race in style, on a night when para-cycling national records tumbled

Will Perrett celebrating at the National Championships
(Image credit: Olly Hassell/SWpix)

Olympic hopeful Will Perrett showed himself to be a cut above at the British National Track Championships on Saturday night, stealing three laps in the points race to claim a fifth national title. 

The 27-year-old rode conservatively in the first half of the 120-lap race, before springing into action to collect 78 points, 36 more than second place. It was déjà-vu for those who also raced in the event last year in Newport, where Perrett equally lapped the bunch three times. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.