A CYCLOCROSS star from Wem has won two races in two days while representing the West Midlands outside the region.

Isaac Vickery took part in the Notts and Derby league in Matlock and won and did the same thing competing in the Yorkshire League, the following day.

Next year Isaac will move up to U14s in cyclocross races and will be racing in the National Series.

Isaac's father, Richard, said his son raced in difficult conditions.

He added: "At Matlock the course was narrow, windy and muddy.

"Isaac started 55th, dead last. Weaving his way through riders, he got to the leaders after two laps, and then found another gear to pull away from them, eventually winning the race by a margin.

"What a great race to watch.

"Yorkshire is the hot bed for cyclocross in the UK, so it would be a real challenge for Isaac to repeat the previous days feat.

"The course at Temple Newsam Park, Leeds was also completely different, dry, fast and wide.

"Again starting at the back of 40 riders, with tired legs, Isaac made a slow start, whilst the fancied riders got away traffic free.

"After two laps one rider broke free up front and Isaac had to respond by digging deep deep to bridge the gap, he made it and for a change was able to sit behind the leader rather than lead the race out.

"With one lap to go Isaac took the leaders line into a sharp corner so that he could control the finish of the race from the front and then using a back marker to gain an advantage around a tree, Isaac sprinted to the line to take his second win in two days.

"Mission achieved, new lessons learnt and such confidence gained. Bring on that National."