ELITE riders from across the UK took part in a National CycloCross Trophy race at the Westmorland County Showground.

The event, the second race of this year's championship, took place on a challenging course designed by Dave Haygarth and Stuart Reid.

It attracted more than 1,000 riders and helpers and a healthy crowd of spectators watched them take on a course whose technical challenges wre made even more testing by the muddy conditions.

And it was multi-national champion Ian Field and talented under 23 rider Harriet Harnden who conquered the conditions, taking victories in the elite men’s and women’s races.

There were also categories for all ages from Under 14 to Vet 60m and in conjunction with the event, Kendal Cycling Club hosted a Go Ride cross race with cycle store WHEELBASE and Frog Bikes, and more than 100 kids took part in races for under 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16s.

Organisers thanked the hard work and support of the North West Cyclocross Association, local cycle store WHEELBASE, The Fred Whitton Challenge and the Westmorland County Showground for their assistance in staging the event.