Node 4-Giordana pro Nathan Edmondson notched up a local victory on Sunday, the Yorkshire-based rider winning the Mike Binks Memorial Road Race near Stokesley in North Yorkshire on Sunday.
The 23-year-old from nearby Pool-in-Wharfedale sprinted to victory ahead of four remaining breakaway rivals at the end of the 70-mile race, run off on a blustery day and over tough terrain.
A group of seven escaped on the first lap, and it was from this group that the fate of the race was decided. Three of the initial break fell away, leaving the strongest four to battle for the win. And Edmondson held off Herbalife’s Tom Bustard for the win, with Scott McCrossan (Rock to Roll Cycles) third.
Over the Pennines in Lancashire, Wheelbase-Altura’s Liam Glen took victory in the High on Bikes Clieves Hill Road Race near Ormskirk.
The 22-year-old crossed the line alone at the end of the 55-mile race, while second spot went to Buxton CC’s Lee Baldwin, who was 49 seconds off the pace and just held off Michael Harrison (4 Star Racing) by four seconds.
Felt Colbornes’ Justin Hoy took victory in the Apres Shake Down in Brighton on Sunday, winning the E12 race from the RAF CC’s Robert Willcocks.
Hoy attacked off the front of the bunch with two laps to go, and the 34-year-old held off his rivals to record his ninth victory of the season.
In Nottinghamshire, Rob Watkinson successfully defended his title in the Tumby’s Road Race at Harworth on Sunday.
The Doncaster Wheelers rider took the win after attacking his fellow escapees with three miles to go, while RST Racing’s Levi Moody took second, just ahead of Wolverhampton Wheelers’ John Cooper.
In Norfolk, 43-year-old Scott Walford (Iceni Velo) won the Stradasport Summer Road Race at Stoke Holy Cross.
The Norwich-based rider crossed the line around 45 seconds clear of his nearest rival. He had broken away with team-mate Chris Beck for company, and when Beck was spent Walford ploughed on for a deserved victory.
St Ives CC’s Felix Barker continued his great run of recent form when he secured his second victory in three weeks in the Nottingham Clarion Road Race at Staughton on Saturday.
The 19-year-old from near Cambridge held off 40-year-old rival Paul Searson (Nottingham Clarion) in a two-up sprint finish, while their former companion in the leading break, Edward Pickard (Beeston RC) held on for third despite having dropped back.
And in the first round of the Scunthorpe Poly CC Circuit Races at Blyton, near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, Richard Baldwin (Bike Box Allan) won the 2/3/4 race when he held off two rivals in a sprint finish.
The 20-year-old from Doncaster took the win ahead of Squadra Racing Team duo Alex Dalton and Andy Hayton, who took second and third respectively.