ISLA Rowntree added a West Midlands Cyclo-Cross title to her ever expanding trophy cabinet.

The Ludlow cyclist led from the opening lap in the veteran women aged 40-49 category to take a clear win by one minute and 23 seconds.

Cyclo-cross is a predominantly winter sport and sees cyclists compete off-road over fields and wooded areas on specially designed courses.

Cob House Country Park in Worcestershire hosted the West Midlands Championships and the course organised by Malvern Cycle Sport tested riders to their limits.

The first half of the circuit involved fast grassy terrain followed by some muddy running sections and difficult off-camber corners.

Rowntree is a master of the discipline and thrived on tricky technical sections which had her rivals struggling.

Earlier in the day Mark James, from Hereford, took victory in the veteran men over-50 category leading from the front to take a convincing win despite crashing in the early stages.