MALVERN Cycle Sport riders have been in the thick of the action once again at national level.

The British Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Trophy round three at Shrewsbury saw the cream of the country's top talent coming together for yet another exciting edition of the tough winter sport.

Firstly, Malvern's Harriet Harnden, who has just moved up an age category from under 16 girls to junior, took on the difficult task of competing against the elite women as well as her own category.

Harnden has already had an incredible year and it just got even better.

She not only won her own category but took the top spot of the podium for the elite women with a show of strength and determination.

Harnden went hard from the start gun and despite a late attack by the second-placed rider she crossed the finish line first.

She said: "The win is more than I could ever have expected after moving up from under 16.

"It was my first muddy race of the year and I liked it and gave it my all."

Then after a similar age category move came Ross Harnden.

He has made the difficult move from junior men to under 23.

Up against the best in the country, Harnden took eighth position.

With the final race of the day for elite men, Malvern ace Liam Killeen was eager to improve on his fourth place at round two in Abergavenny just a week before.

His hard work and training propelled him to gain a podium finish with third place against the best in the country.