REBECCA Richardson made history with victory at the inaugural Ffordd Pen Llech Hill Climb in Harlech earlier this month.

The event took place on the world’s steepest street which captured world headlines earlier in the year owing to its 37.4 per cent gradient.

Two members of the Newtown based Hafren Cycling Club were in action with Llangadfan based Richardson joined by Des Pugh in taking on the gruelling course.

Pugh was up first and completed the 315 metre climb in 1:30 with Yorkshire rider Callum Brown taking men’s class glory in 50 seconds.

Richardson stormed to glory in the women’s class with a time of 1:18 to add another title to her growing mantlepiece of silverware.

Richardson, an avid endurance athlete with past success in ultra running, sea kayaking and mountaineering, has focused on cycling over the past five years and currently forms part of the Brother UK Fusion RT women’s top tier cycling team.

Richardson is Welsh Hill Climb champion while also including a host of road racing titles to her name.

Underlining her commitment to the sport, Richardson was joined by her father in cycling home from Harlech to Llangadfan following the end of podium celebrations.