Mark Colbourne has scooped gold in the 3km pursuit, setting another Paralympic record at the same time.
Welsh cyclist Mark Colbourne and swimmer Nyree Kindred have both taken silver on the opening day of the Paralympic Games.
Cyclist Mark Colbourne is among the Welsh athletes aiming high on the opening day of the London 2012 Paralympics.
Four Welsh riders have been named in Great Britain's squad for the upcoming Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico.
Becky James will ride in the Women's Sprint while Elinor Barker will ride in the Women's endurance group. Owain Doull and Sam Harrison will ride in the men's endurance group.
Great Britain won eight medals at the opening round of the series in Manchester.
– GB Cycling Performance Manager, Shane Sutton OBE
The World Cup in Manchester has given us a steady start to the season – we got some good results there and it also highlighted some aspects the team needs to work on.We’re keen to build on that in the next round and earn as many qualifying points for the world championships as we can so we’re sending a strong squad over to Mexico for the next round.
Assembly Members have voted in favour of plans to radically reform support for cyclists and walkers, to encourage more healthy lifestyles. The new law is said to be a world first.
It would force local authorities to consider the needs of both walkers and those on bikes as they plan transport networks. The Active Travel (Wales) Act also calls on Welsh Ministers and Councils to promote active travel and provide annual updates to the Welsh Assembly.
Jane Lorimer, National Director of Sustrans Cymru, said “The passing of this legislation shows that Wales’ leadership is serious about making walking and cycling the normal choice for more of our everyday shorter journeys."
Mark Cavendish has won stage four of the Tour of Britain cycling race, with fellow Briton Sir Bradley Wiggins remaining top of the general classification.
Today's route was a punishing 117 miles, starting in Stoke-on-Trent and coming into Wales via Wrexham.
It then crossed the region through Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy, with the finish line at Llanberis.
Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider Cavendish triumphed in a bunch sprint at the end of a challenging day.
Wiggins, meanwhile, who powered his way to the gold jersey with a dominant performance in the stage three time trial, finished in the peloton to stay in front with four stages to go.
The Executive Director of Disability Sport Wales says Mark Colbourne has made an 'incredible impact' on the world of paracycling.
Colbourne announced his retirement from the sport today.
– Jon Morgan, Disability Sport Wales
His record speaks for itself. He is a world class rider and will be a sad loss to British and Welsh sport.
Mark has also been the perfect role model, inspiring many young riders to further their own personal goals. In this sense Mark is an important part of our legacy and we hope that he will continue to act in an ambassadorial role for Disability Sport Wales and continue to help us to inspire a new generation of athletes.
Paracyclist Mark Colbourne says his decision to retire was 'prompted by my age and by being honest with myself'.
– Mark Colbourne
I don’t feel I have the physical capabilities to continue for the next three years to Rio. I’ve really enjoyed my paracycling career, the standout highlight being winning gold at the Paralympic Games in London 2012.
I’m looking forward to being more involved with my Paralympic Ambassador role for the London Velodrome – I’m very proud of that. I’m going to be setting up my own cycling training camp company which will help other people to learn and develop their cycling skills from grass-roots up to club level. I’m also going to continue with my professional speaking.
Paralympic gold-medallist Mark Colbourne has announced his retirement from the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team.
The 43-year-old, who joined the team in 2011, made his Paralympic debut at London 2012, winning gold in the individual pursuit, silver in the kilo on the track, and silver in the time-trial on the road.
He received an MBE in May this year.
Welsh cyclist Luke Rowe will ride in his first Grand Tour after being named in Team Sky’s squad for this month’s Vuelta a Espana.
In only his second season in the professional ranks, it comes as a huge boost for the Cardiff rider.
He will line up alongside some of the sport’s greats when stage one begins with a 27km time trial from Vilanova de Arousa to Sanxenxo on Saturday.
Rowe’s Grand Tour debut comes after a strong debut season in which he won the opening stage of the Tour of Britain and an equally impressive showing during the 2013 Spring Classics - notably on the notorious cobbles of the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
There is no place in the Vuelta squad for fellow Welshman Geraint Thomas, who famously rode the entire Tour de France with a fractured pelvis last month.
Abergavenny cyclist Becky James has become a double world champion, adding gold in the women's keirin to the sprint title she won yesterday.
After cruising through to the final, the 21-year-old dominated the keirin decider at the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.
Becky James is looking to win her fourth medal of the week at the Track Cycling World Championships today.
The 21-year-old from Abergavenny won the women's sprint last night, to add to two bronzes she had already claimed.
She cruised through her Keirin heat this morning.The second round and final are this afternoon, in Minsk, Belarus.
Wales winger George North took to Twitter to congratulate his girlfriend Becky James on becoming world sprint champion last night.
She triumphed at the Track Cycling World Championships, after Wales had beaten Italy in the Six Nations.
Great result for the boys tonight. And my beautiful girl @becksjames is a WORLD CHAMPION!! Well done becks!! ???? xxx
Cannot believe I am a WORLD CHAMPION!!!! Thank you all for the amazing support and tweets! Soooo happy :)))))