BRITISH Cycling Elite Circuit Series winner Jon Mould is back on roads of south Wales on Sunday for the Prostate Cymru Welsh Cycling Criterium Championships in Porthcawl.

The 24-year-old Newport-born ONE Pro Cycling rider, who clinched the Elite Circuit Series title in Chepstow last month, competes against Dale Appleby and Stephen Williams for the Welsh champion’s jersey on Sunday.

Fresh from the Aviva Tour of Britain, Appleby (NFTO Pro Cycling) and Welsh Road Race champion Williams (Pedal Heaven) will provide Mould with strong competition.

The 1km circuit will begin on the promenade, taking riders through the town centre with a few twists and turns on the way providing spectacular racing for competitors and spectators.

The youth and junior categories will also be hotly contested with NFTO Junior Tour of Wales Points jersey winner Joe Holt going up against fellow County Cycles RT rider Will Roberts.

There is a strong presence from Welsh cycling clubs including Cardiff JIF, Cwmcarn Paragon and West Wales Cycle Racing Team. Event organiser David Lloyd said: “There is a great line up of top Welsh riders coming to Porthcawl from Britain’s best cycling teams like ONE Pro Cycling, NFTO Pro Cycling and Pedal Heaven providing a spectacular race on the seafront.”

Racing will begin at 11.30am for young riders, with women and masters underway at 2.45pm and the Elite Championship at 4.30pm.

There will also be Go Ride Racing for local children who want to have their first taste of racing from 1pm.

Entries will be available on the day, but riders will not be able to compete for the Welsh Championship title.

Bridgend County Borough Council is advising visitors to the event, and local residents, that there will be a number of temporary road closures in place on Sunday.

From 6am to 7pm, the road along the seafront will be closed from the junction between The Green Avenue and The Esplanade through to the junction between The Portway and the Eastern Promenade.

Well Street and Lifeboat Road will also be closed, as well as parts of The Square, John Street and Mary Street. Temporary diversions will be in place.