MALVERN veteran Tracy Moseley clinched the women's honours in the 11th and final round of the Lazer Shimano West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League.

Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton, played host to the series and once again riders faced a battle against muddy conditions and soft ground on the course which included a mixture of wooded and grassy terrain.

Moseley, of T-MO Racing, proved her strength in the muddy conditions to take her first senior win of the season.

The former downhill mountain bike world champion showed her skills to build up an unassailable advantage over the opening two laps before hanging on for victory.

Under 23 rider Melissa Baker (Team Empella continued her impressive season with a second-place finish while veteran Verity Appleyard (Brotherton Cycles) took third.

“It was brutal actually as the ground was so saturated and there was no hard ground or fast riding,” said Moseley.

“I enjoy it more when it’s technically harder and more slippery although there was a bit more running than I would have liked.

“Having that confidence to let the bike slide and not being daunted by the ups and downs mean I definitely enjoy the conditions more.

“The cross has been a bit of fun after having a baby 18 months ago and the courses are all local and there is lots of racing in this area.

“As the national championships are so close at Shrewsbury I’ve decided to have a go and see how it goes.”