Images from round three of the 2016 British Cycling National Trophy Cyclocross Series, held near Sunderland
- Photos by Andy Jones

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Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles-Ridley) and Hannah Payton (Kinesis UK) took the elite category victories in round three of the British Cycling National Trophy Cyclocross Series on Sunday, hosted by Hetton Lyons Country Park, Sunderland.

Field put in a dominant performance in the elite men’s race to take the win a full 48 seconds ahead of second placed Yorben Van Tichelt (Marlux-Napoleon Games). Paul Oldham (Hope Factory Racing) placed third at one minute and 39 seconds.

The result was much closer in the elite women’s race, as Payton crossed the line just ahead of Bethany Crumpton (Boot Out Breast Cancer). Ffion James (Abergavenny RC) completed the podium in third.

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Field and Payton lead the respective men’s and women’s overall series standings moving into round four,the penultimate date on the five-round series, which takes place in Ipswich Trinity Park Showgrounds on Sunday, November 27.

Ian Field gets a swift bike change, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Ian Field gets a swift bike change

Ian Field, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Ian Field rides past an industrial monument at the Hetton Lyons Country Park

Ian Field wins, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Ian Field wins

Hannah Paynton, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Hannah Payton in the elite women’s race

Hannah Paynton wins, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Hannah Payton wins

Sam Burman, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

The point of no return for Sam Burman

Tom Pidcock, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Tom Pidcock went solo in the junior men’s race and never looked back

Tom Pidcock, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Tom Pidcock did his new European Champion”s jersey proud with victory in the junior men’s race

National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Nick Craig wins the veteran men’s category

The Craigs, National Trophy Cyclocross 2016, Hetton Lyons Country Park

Double Craig: Under-16 winner Charlie Craig with dad and veterans winner Nick Craig