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A dozen Island cyclists at British Road Champs

The women's road race last year, when the championships were held in the Isle of Man

Entrants in time trials and road races

Twelve of the Island's top cyclists will be competing at the British National Road Championships in Northumberland over the next few days.

Trek Drops team mates Anna Christian and Lizzie Holden are up first, as they tackle the women's time trial, which starts at 11am.

This afternoon, Matt Bostock is in the under-23 men's time trial, which starts at 1.45pm.

Sunday sees Christian and Holden line up in the 66-mile women's road race, which starts at 8.45am.

The 115-mile men's road race, also on Sunday, features a whole host of Manx and Island-based talent.

Sam Brand, Bostock, Mark Cavendish, Mark Christian, Nathan Draper, Jake Kelly, Peter Kennaugh, Leon Mazzone, Ian Stannard and Ben Swift all feature for their respective teams.

Draper and Mazzone are both still eligible for the under-23 category in the race, too.

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