SIMON Wyllie was in action again representing Great Britain at the European Cyclo-cross Championships near Venice, Italy.

Due to the recent weather, the course was extremely muddy and highly technical featuring thick mud and 13 hairpin bends amongst other features.

Wyllie got off to a slower start than normal and on a course which meant a lot of running could not quite replicate his top ten finishes from the previous week of racing in Belgium. However he recovered well to finish 24th out of a total of 68 finishers in a race which included most of of the world’s best riders and was the second GB rider to cross the line.

Thibau Nys, son of legendary multi world champion Sven Nys, took gold.

In the UK, Josh Field was representing Halesowen in the West Midlands Cyclo-cross League held in Malvern. Competing in muddy slippery conditions, Field took his third successive win and now lies in second place in the league.

With three races left in the series he has the opportunity and the ability to overtake the current leader. This week’s race is at home venue Baggeridge Country Park and typically is a well thought out course which tests the riders’ technical skills.