GREAT Witley ace Janet Birkmyre scooped six gold medals at the UEC European Masters Track Championships in Roubaix, France.

The 51-year-old was riding for TORQ Performance at the competition which was open to masters riders from all over Europe.

In the team pursuit with club-mates Maddy Moore and Louise Haston she took gold with a time just a fraction of a second off the world masters record and 12 seconds clear of the nearest rivals.

This was the first time the line-up had ridden together and they produced an impressive, polished performance to take the win from Great Britain and France.

The individual pursuit saw Birkmyre qualify fastest by 11 seconds and she then took gold with a catch in the final.

Birkmyre added gold in the scratch race after winning a sprint finish and in the 500-metre time trial in 37.7 seconds to hold off Petra Klünder of Germany.

She took maximums across all the sprints, notching up 25 to win the points prize by 12.

The team sprint followed about 15 minutes later and racing with Haston the Worcestershire star won by three seconds ahead of GB and France.

Birkmyre said: "It was a great experience to race on the track in Roubaix and my only opportunity for international competition this season.

"Sadly with the World Masters Track Championships moving to Los Angeles this year I will not be defending my five titles so I wanted to make the most of this experience and pushed myself to ride six championship titles in five days.

"All of this is made possible because of the tireless support of my husband David Jack who acts as chef de mission, tactician, mechanic, driver and chief bottle washer!"