A superb ride from Clitheroe Bike Club’s Graham Fielding saw him claim the 2014 British Mountain Bike Orienteering MBO Score National League title.
It went down to the wire at the final event at Kirkby Malzeard in North Yorkshire last weekend.
With the overall winner still undecided it was all on this last race, and Fielding and Mark Rowley from Stoke-on-Trent both had to produce a high score to take the honours.
Rowley’s narrow lead was destroyed by Fieldin,g who won the event outright and claimed the championship in style.
The league has been running from November last year and takes in events across the length and breadth of Great Britain - from the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders to Exmoor in the South West and the lofty heights of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons in South Wales.
Riders also competed across the Derbyshire Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.
Fielding said: “It was fantastic to win the Score League this year as it had a truly National feel to it. A lot more events have sprung up around the country.
“This has also led to more riders and stiffer competition, so to win it outright is a great reward for all the hard work and training that has gone into it.
“To fly the colours of my hometown bike club around the country also fills me with pride.”
Fielding added:” I would like to thank my coach and mentor Mark Edlington-Booth of Synergy Sports and Fitness for his extensive training plans without which this would not have been possible. Also thanks to to NJD Sports injury centre and my family for their support.”