TEENAGE cycling sensation Aelwen Davies has been backed for future success by her home town Rotary club.

The 14-year-old from Builth Wells is one of the fastest emerging talents in the country and currently holds the national title across two disciplines.

Aelwen is a member of the Velo Myrddin Cycling Club based in Carmarthenshire and also trains with Abergavenny Road Club.

Aelwen was joined by parents Rachel and Stuart Davies in receiveing a cheque from Builth Wells Rotary president John Price and past president Richard Davies, to help with the costs of competing next season.


Last year she was selected to represent Wales in Mountain Bike Cross Country at the Inter-Regional Mountain Championships in Scotland and finished fifth while winning the Welsh Cycling Cyclo-Cross Series and Championship.

Aelwen further underlines her class by winning the British Cycling National Cyclo-Cross Trophy Series and the British Cyclo-Cross Championships.

She also claimed a gold medal and won the British Cycling National Cyclo-Cross Trophy Series with three wins and two second places and a silver medal at the Road Circuit Championship and Bike Cross-Country Championship.