ISLA Rowntree clinched victory on the course she helped to create high up on Clee Hill at the weekend.

Hundreds of cyclists from across the West Midlands descended on Titterstone Quarry for the inaugural Quarry Cross event.

The cyclo-cross course which provided views from miles around saw riders snake their way down the slippery descent before running back up the steep ascent on a two-kilometre long course.

Races for all ages and categories took place throughout the day culminating in the women's and senior men's event where competitors completed the course several times during the hour long duration.

Ludlow-based Rowntree, who finished third in her age category in the National Series last weekend, led the women's race from the outset and was initially challenged by Sarah Willhoit (Rhino Velo CC) before riding away to victory.

It was a fitting victory for Rowntree as her company Islabikes had organised the event in the picturesque location.

In the senior men's category host club riders Robert Burns and Ben Yarnold looking to emulate Rowntree.

However, Burns had an unfortunate event crashing out while running second while Yarnold came home in fourth behind winner Chris Bailey (KTM Impsport RT).

Also in the senior men's category Christopher Edwards (Ludlow Brewery RT) finished 11th.

In the veteran's over-50 event Richard Uridge (Ludlow CC) came 35th.