An Otley cyclist is celebrating emerging victorious from a gruelling Three Peaks challenge.

Delia Beddis was the fastest woman in this year's 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross, which saw competitors from across the UK cycling and climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Delia, a former St Mary's School, Menston, student who now works in London, obviously enjoyed being back nearer home as she completed the 38-mile race in just a shade over four hours.

The Beddis family had double cause for celebration as Delia's 64-year-old father, Terry, also finished the challenge last Sunday.

Her mother, Anne-Marie, speaking from the family home in Otley, said: “I'm very proud.”

The annual cyclo-cross consists of 20 miles of cross-country riding, 18 miles on the road, and 5,000ft of climbing.