Unseen photos of 1989 British amateur national championships

Cycling photographer Phil O'Connor delves into his archive to unearth some previously unseen images from the 1989 British amateur national championships - All photos: Phil O'Connor/SportivePhoto

Hard work
Steve Farrell and Glenn Longland work hard at the front of the group.
(Image credit: Phil O'Connor)

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Cooks takes victory

David Cook wins from Wayne Randle in Birmingham at the 1989 British amateur national championships. Up until 1995 there were separate championships for professionals and amateurs.

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Cooks takes victory

David Cook wins from Wayne Randle in Birmingham at the 1989 British amateur national championships. Up until 1995 there were separate championships for professionals and amateurs.

Webster takes a look

Prolific national title holder in a range of disciplines, Darryl Webster gets a good view in Birmingham.

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Webster takes a look

Prolific national title holder in a range of disciplines, Darryl Webster gets a good view in Birmingham.

Farrell leads

Steve Farrell leads David Cook into the finale.

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Farrell leads

Steve Farrell leads David Cook into the finale.

Farrell and Cook post-race

Steve Farrell and winner David Cook after the race. Note the riders club kit - the 'amateur' race was for those not on a professional contract.

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Farrell and Cook post-race

Steve Farrell and winner David Cook after the race. Note the riders club kit - the 'amateur' race was for those not on a professional contract.

Stephens on the attack

A young Matt Stephens in action - he would go on to win the national title in 1998 after the amateur and professional races were amalgamated.

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Stephens on the attack

A young Matt Stephens in action - he would go on to win the national title in 1998 after the amateur and professional races were amalgamated.

Hard work

Steve Farrell and Glenn Longland work hard at the front of the group.

(Image credit: Phil O'Connor)

Hard work

Steve Farrell and Glenn Longland work hard at the front of the group.

Hard work

Steve Farrell and Glenn Longland work hard at the front of the group.

(Image credit: Phil O'Connor)

Hard work

Steve Farrell and Glenn Longland work hard at the front of the group.

Wayne Randle

Wayne Randle would go on to place second in the race behind winner David Cook. It was the only time Randle appeared on the nationals podium.

(Image credit: Phil O'Connor)

Wayne Randle

Wayne Randle would go on to place second in the race behind winner David Cook. It was the only time Randle appeared on the nationals podium.

1989 Nationals in Birmingham

A group of riders is followed by a mechanical support car on the route around Birmingham.

(Image credit: Phil O'Connor)

1989 Nationals in Birmingham

A group of riders is followed by a mechanical support car on the route around Birmingham.