TEENAGE cycling sensation Aelwen Davies is back on the saddle after a frustrating year of lockdowns.

Like all athletes, the past 16 months has impacted training and competition with club meetings and international events cancelled due to the public health crisis.

The 13-year-old from Builth Wells was recently in action at the National Championships in Carmarthenshire and returned home with a gold medal and a pair of silvers.

A fine weekend saw her claim silver in the road circuit and mountain bike cross country events while being crowned champion in the track ominium.

Davies has enjoyed a stellar career so far having begun cycling competitively five tears ago aged eight.

Since then she has amassed more than 170 race wins across track, road, mountain bike cross-country and cyclo-cross and tasted glory both indoor and outdoor.

Five Welsh titles, two five day stage victories on the continent and success on the European Youth Tour as well as winning the Midlands Cyclo-Cross Championship has ensured Davies one of the hottest prospects in the sport.

Now in 2021, the teenager has been able to ride for the first time at national level and has not been off the podium in any of the races she’s finished.

In between cycle racing the youngster trains and competes at swimming and gymnastics.

She has swum at competition level over three years reaching podium positions in backstroke, breaststroke, and individual medley at regional level.

In 2018 and 2019 the youngster took the silver medals in the Welsh Triathlon TriStar Series.

Meanwhile she was selected to represent Wales at the British Triathlon IR Championships in 2019, finishing 10th overall as a first year in category.