MIDDLEWICH rider Paul Thursfield, representing Tunstall Wheelers, was an age category winner at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC) National Circuit Championships in York.

He held off the challenge of closest rival Paul Wain (Moda Racing Team) to win following a sprint finish, his second circuit success this season after finishing first in The League International (TLI) edition in May.

His next target is victory in the TLI Road Race Championships later this year.