north east cx league
Stephen Lee (Derwentside CC) secured his fourth win in the North East Cyclo-cross League on Sunday, storming to victory at Hetton Lyons Country Park near Sunderland.
The 22-year-old from Consett has ridden all seven races so far, and not finished outside the top two. On Sunday, he crossed the line almost three minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Roddy Weir (Muckle CC).
In the women’s race Marie Lynn (Boompods EDCO) continued her late push for the North East title with a second consecutive victory, lapping all but one of her rivals.
In the London League Alec Briggs (TEKKERZ) won his first race of the season by just one second, edging out Neil Phillips (Kibosh Racing) after a race-long tussle at Newchapel in Surrey on Sunday.
But consistency is proving key for Chris Ansell, the 33-year-old Team Corridori rider who is leading the overall standings despite only appearing on the podium once so far this season.
It took a last-lap attack for Callum Macleod (Pedal On) to beat teammate Sam Allen at Southampton Sports Centre, venue for round six of the W essex League, while 17 year-old Abbie Manley( Har grove sm on tez um a’ s) was fastest female.
In Essex, James Madgwick (Bloodwise QSW) maintained his 100 per cent record with victory in round seven of the Eastern League at Furze Hill. He crossed the line over a minute clear of his nearest rival to take a fifth victory this season.
Albion Cycles rider Matthew Taylor was 24 seconds ahead of Shibden Cycles rival Joe Coukham in round six of the Yorkshire Points Series in Huddersfield on Sunday, while Annie Simpson (Hope Factory Racing) cruised to victory in the women’s race.