National Trophy Series leader Paul Oldham (Hope Factory Racing) secured his fifth consecutive North of England Championship title, securing the 2013 race honours in style by more than two minutes.

The 36-year-old from Colne in Lancashire was 2-02 ahead of team-mate Rob Jebb in a repeat of the 2010 top two, while Scott UK’s Tony Fawcett took third spot, another 13 seconds off the pace, at the end of the race at York Sports Village, a new venue which proved popular and attracted more than 400 riders. Rebecca Preece (Scott Contessa Epic) won the women’s race.

Lee Williams (Gateway Racing) secured an impressive ninth Welsh Championship title in the 2013 race at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells.

Overnight rain had made the course slippery and challenging, but Williams made light work of the conditions to take the win ahead of Cardiff JIF’s Adam King, while his team-mate Mel Alexander was fastest female.

In the South of England Championships at Harwell, near Didcot, it was a third consecutive victory for Steve James of Hargroves Cycles.

James first won the championship in 2010 at the age of 19 and his latest title came after he finished more than a minute ahead of second-placed Adrian Lansley. Lansley (Pedal On) was comfortable in second with Andy Hargroves a further 30 seconds behind.

Ross Tricker rediscovered his winning form in the East and South East Championships after struggling with mechanical problems last week.

Tricker (XRT-Elmy Cycles) had taken four wins in a row before last weekend but he took time out to rest this week and it paid dividends as the 33-year-old put on a superb display at the Suffolk Showground.

He was part of a group of four at the front until he made his attack with half a lap to go. He was quickest over a sandpit and some tricky corners as he crossed the line ahead of Benjamin Lewis (Hackney GT).

Another rider who produced the goods on the final lap was John Harper (Mansfield Road Club), winner of the Midland Regional Championships staged at Hardwick Hall in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Harper, 35, had worked with a group of four other riders to chase down the lead but as the bell rang, he put his head down and left his rivals trailing behind. Tom Payton finished in second and Paul Cox was third.

In Scotland, MTB cross-country ace Iain Paton (Ben Wyvis CC) won the Scottish Cyclo-Cross Championships at Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar, crossing the line 1-36 ahead of Davie Lines (MG Maxifuel) while Sean Clark took third, another minute off the pace.

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