ABERGAVENNY’S Ffion James competes in the 2016 Welsh Cyclo Cross Championships in Swansea’s Singleton Park on Sunday.

James, younger sister of former track world champion and 2016 Olympic silver medallist Becky, was 2014 champion in the senior women’s event.

The Abergavenny RC rider competed for Great Britain at the European Championships in October and will be looking to add the Welsh Cyclo Cross title to her Welsh Mountain Bike Cross-country win earlier this year in Fforest Fields.

Promoted by Gower Riders, the course in Singleton Park is an exciting and lumpy, fit for champions.

And, with the recent hard frosts, the course will become more challenging throughout the day as the ground thaws. Steven Roach (Raleigh GAC) will be looking to defend his senior men’s title but he’ll face tough competition from Jacob Phelps (Torq Performance).

The youth categories will be hotly contested with riders from the North Wales Cyclo Cross League and Welsh Cyclo Cross League merging for the Welsh Championships.

There will also be races for under-8s and under-10s outside of the championship event.

Competition is sure to be fierce at all levels in the veteran men's races and Tim Davies (CC Abergavenny) will be aiming to regain his V40 title in his final year in the category.

Racing will begin at 10am for young riders, with non-championship events for under-8s and under-10s, an opportunity for budding young cyclists to get their first taste of racing.

The under-12s championship will set off at 10.30am, followed by the under-14s and under-16s and there will be an adult Go-Cross fun race at 11.50am.

The afternoon competitions will begin with junior women and men/senior, women/master C+ and E+ at 12.45pm. The senior men’s championship will roll out at 2pm.