TEAM GB cyclist Evie Richards is well on the road to recovery with support from the Malvern Active team.

Malvern's Richards, who is returning to training after a knee operation earlier this year, is expected to represent Great Britain at the next Olympic Games.

Due to her injury, she could not defend her national and world under 23 cyclo-cross titles after securing silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Richards said: “I was so sad to end my cross season early. However, I’m really pleased with how well recovery is going.

“Supporting athletes like myself, at stages like these in our careers, is imperative to remain on the road to success.

"As such, I’m so grateful to Malvern Active for all the support and help they’ve offered me.”

Rob Young, operations manager at Malvern Active, Malvern College Sports Complex, says: “It’s a pleasure to support such a highly motivated and talented local athlete.

"We’ve watched with great interest her career progress over the past few years and understand the importance of being able to access good quality, local training facilities to continue her success.”

Richards, 22, has played an important part in shaping cyclo-cross with the under 23 competition only being open to women since 2016.

Since then, she has won all three of the British National Cyclo-Cross Championships.

Former Chase School pupil Richards has nominated Malvern Active for Team GB Gold Club status.