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