ST NEOTS is the new home of the ladies Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion. Nel Soetekouw of Eaton Ford, clinched the crown at the ninth annual staging of the event in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales on Saturday. The event saw competitors cycle 30 yards

CHAMPION: Nel keeps her head above water. Pictures: Supplied

ST NEOTS is the new home of the ladies' Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion.

Nel Soetekouw of Eaton Ford, clinched the crown at the ninth annual staging of the event in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales on Saturday.

The event saw competitors cycle 30 yards through a bog, round a pole and back again on a specially weighted mountain bike.

Nel, 42, finished the course in 1 minute 56 seconds which proved to be the fastest time of the day and enough to give her the world title.

The newly-crowned world champion said: "We regularly go mountain biking in Wales and I thought this weekend wasn't going to be any different.

"Then it turned out my husband Marc had registered us for the bog cycling event!

"It was great fun and it's great to hold a world title!"

Marc also competed and finished fifth in the men's competition in 1 minute 59 seconds.