LAST weekend saw Wem's cyclo cross star Isaac Vickery pipped once again by arch rival Jet du Toit in round eight of the championship.

The latest round of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League was held on Sunday, November 10 by Malvern Cycle Sport at Leigh Sinton Farm, Malvern.

It was a brand new venue for round eight, and it was a 'cracker' at the Leigh Sinton Christmas Tree Farm, with a course design by multi Cyclo Cross National Champion Liam Killeen and 2016 and 2018 World U23 Junior Champion Evie Richards.

The technical course was tackled by 35 under-10s, which was made harder by deep sticky mud.

Isaac Vickery, riding for the Mid Shropshire Wheelers, started fast and led the first two laps but an altercation with a back marker allowed Jet du Toit to go to the front and ride away to victory.

In the muddy conditions endurance plays a big part and Jet, being nearly a year older than Isaac, was very strong on the day.

Isaac kept a high pace through to the finish to secure a good second place with Arley Berry rounding out the podium.

Despite failing to win, Isaac was very excited to receive his medal from Evie Richards, who later went on to win the senior women’s race in style.

Round nine of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League will be hosted by Halesowen C&AC at Baggeridge Country Park in Sedgley, near Dudley on Sunday, November 17.