ISAAC Vickery is on course to retain his cyclo cross title after another confident victory in the most recent round of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.

There was another added incentive to win as well in round 10 of the league, held at the Chris Boardman Performance Centre in Evesham, with cycling legend Chris Boardman MBE on hand himself to hand out medals.

The under-10s course, although flat, included a section through the woods, a couple of long straights, a deep sand pit, and a very tricky slalom section, and despite the recent heavy rain, the course was remarkably dry

Vickery, riding for the Mid Shropshire Wheelers, had a lightning start and quickly developed a lead over his rivals.

He maintained his concentration to ensure he navigated the sand pit, an obstacle that he had not ridden before, and managed to avoid backmarkers, which on a tight course can often be the hardest of moving obstacles.

Isaac finished as strongly as he started to take his sixth win in the series, with Aley Berry from Redditch Road and Path and Jude White, also of the Mid Shropshire Wheelers, a fair distance behind in second and third respectively.

Isaac stepped up to claim his winners medal and a signed photograph from Chris Boardman MBE, who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, broke the world hour record three times, and won three stages and wore the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France.

The British Cycling West Midlands Regional Championships 2019 will be hosted by Wyre Forest CC at Hawkbatch Woods in Bewdley on December 8, where Isaac will be trying to defend his title.