Paul Oldham wins second consecutive Yorkshire Points Series race

Paul Oldham 2012

Continuing his preparation for the National Trophy Series, Paul Oldham (Hope Factory Racing) secured a second consecutive victory in the Yorkshire Points Series on Sunday.

This week Oldham took victory in round three at Keighley to add to his win at Northallerton the previous week.

The Hope Factory Racing rider crossed the line almost three and a half minutes ahead of his nearest rival, local rider Ian Taylor (Jedi Cycle Sport) who had won the veterans race earlier in the day.

Also notching up a second consecutive win was Ben Sumner (Beeline Cycles) who took victory in the second round of the Wessex League at Cowley School in Oxford.

The 20-year-old from near Reading was just over a minute clear of runner-up Luke Gray (Trek Cross Collective) at the end of a challenging course, while Crispin Doyle (Hargroves Cycles) took third spot to add to the victory he had taken in the veterans race earlier in the day.

In Essex, talented GB rider Hugo Robinson stormed to victory in the second round of the Eastern League at Springfield Hall Park on Sunday.

The 18-year-old from near Ipswich was made to work hard for victory and was only 12 seconds ahead of Sean Dunlea (Ciclos Uno), while Matt Webber (Hackney GT) took third, another 45 seconds back.

In Derbyshire, Hope Factory Racing duo Dan Booth and Dave Collins took a one-two in the second round of the SRAM Notts and Derby League on Saturday.

Booth crossed the line 29 seconds clear of Collins - who was also second in the opening round last week - while Danny Alexander (Zepnat RT) was third.

MG Maxifuel's Will Bjergfelt was victorious in the opening round of the Western League, the Striking Bikes Cross in Gloucester on Sunday.

The multi-talented rider, who is more commonly seen on the road, was 17 seconds ahead of John Whittington (Diabetes UK), while Scott Chalmers (Dream Cycling) was third, another two and a half minutes off the pace.

In road racing, Nathan Wilson (Wilson's Wheels) won the Crosstrax Battlefield Autumn Classic in North Yorkshire, with Mike Sloanes (Sunderland Clarion) taking second.

Hornchurch-based Joe Giggins (Pro Cycle Hire) won the Shaftesbury Road Race in Essex on Sunday, sprinting to victory ahead of his two breakaway rivals at the end of a 66-mile race based on Roxwell.

He edged ahead of East London Velo rival Wayne Crombie, while Glendene CC's Josh Green took third.

And in the second round of the Après September Sessions at the Preston Park track in Brighton, Ryan Visser (Redhill CC) took the win in a sprint finish, the 29-year-old holding off Barney Willard (In Gear).

Junior rider Ruari Yeoman (East Kilbride RC) secured his first ever victory in the Gleniffer Road Race at Paisley, Scotland, on Saturday.

He sprinted to victory ahead of fellow junior Aidan Quinn (Team ASL 360), while Tim Mackley (Deeside Thistle CC) was third.

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