IT WAS back to winning ways for Wem's Isaac Vickery last weekend as he trounced the competition to win round nine of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.

Sunday, November 17 saw Halesowen C&AC host round nine at Baggeridge Country Park.

Even when it is dry, Baggeridge Country Park will be muddy, and the course remained true to form this year with a thick layer of wet mud present.

This round of the competition saw 34 under-10s take to the course, which wound through a wood and traversed a steep hill before returning riders into the start finish field which was a quagmire thanks to the weather.

Quickly the race developed into a two horse race with Louis Inman from Bolsover and District Cycling Club and Isaac Vickery, riding for the Mid Shropshire Wheelers, stretching away from the field while swapping positions at the head of the race.

Leading the race allowed Vickery to select when he would pass back markers and set the pace, while sitting in second meant Inman was well positioned to attack but had to suffer mud being thrown up into his face.

Isaac was hoping to get back to winning ways, after finishing third and second in the previous two meetings, and with the encouragement of his Mid Shropshire Wheelers team mates, he choose a really muddy part of the track to hit the turbo button and get away from Louis to take a hard earned victory.

Isaac will be back in action at round 10 of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League this weekend, which will take place at The Valley in Evesham.