THE queen of the mud at the fourth round of the Yorkshire Points Cyclo-Cross Series at Myrtle Park, Bingley, was Eldwick’s Sophie Thackray (Scott Racing), who won the women’s race by over four minutes from Victoria Peel (Hope Factory Racing).

Thackray, who is 20, said of Myrtle Park: “It is a really tough course. There is a lot of climbing and I was happy to take a lead early on - pretty much from the first lap - and just keep going and pull away.”

Thackray won rounds two and three of the Yorkshire Points Winter Series at Temple Newsam in Leeds and Aireville Park in Skipton.

The men’s race was won by Jenson Young (Garden Shed UK-Scott RT) - nephew of Shipley cyclo-cross legend Chris - by almost five minutes from Shibden CC’s Joe Coukham. Third was Yeadon’s Jack Clarkson (Hope Factory Racing).

Former Haworth resident Andy Peace (Shibden CC) won the men’s 50 category from PH Mas Paul Milnes Cycles member Mike Burdon, with Stefan Macina (Ilkley CC) third.

Peace’s clubmate Will Thompson won the junior men’s race from Ethan Whiteside (East Bradford RT).

Chloe Hinchliffe (PH Mas Paul Milnes) won the junior women’s category from clubmate Lily Young, while East Bradford RT’s Bjorn Koerdt triumphed in the boys’ under-16 race.

Joseph Cosgrove (PH Mas Paul Milnes) lifted the boys’ under-14 crown ahead of Noah Ellison (Shibden CC), while Florence Greenhalgh (East Bradford RT) took the equivalent girls’ race from Glusburn's Cat Ferguson (Cycle Sport Pendle).

The 13-year-old South Craven School pupil admitted: "I should have done better on the corners."