Rising Cumbrian ace Ellie Dickinson has been selected in Great Britain’s cycling team for the forthcoming Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.

The 21-year-old Carlisle cyclist, who has competed for Carlisle’s Border City Wheelers and Penrith-based Beacon Wheelers, will be in action on the boards of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at the event, held from next Friday until next Sunday.

Former Trinity School student Dickinson will feature in the women’s endurance events alongside Scotland’s own Katie Archibald, reigning world champion Elinor Barker and Neah Evans.

It comes after four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny, Archibald, Dickinson and Evans took women’s team pursuit gold in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, this month.

In the men’s endurance events, meanwhile, Ethan Hayter, Charlie Tanfield and Ollie Wood will represent the Great Britain Cycling team along with Ed Clancy.

Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny and two-time Olympic champion Phil Hindes will line-up alongside Scotland’s Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman for the men’s sprint events, while Katy Marchant will compete alongside Lauren Bate, Sophie Capewell and Milly Tanner in the women’s sprint events.

British Cycling’s performance director Stephen Park OBE told British Cycling’s website: “We opened the 2019/20 track cycling season with nine medals at the UEC European Championships in Apeldoorn, which was a great start, but it did highlight some areas we need to work on in order to achieve our ambitions of topping the medal table once more in Tokyo 2020 [the next Olympics].

“With just 269 days to go until the Olympics begin, our focus is now fully on those riders we believe will be medal competitive in Tokyo, and we have selected the team for Glasgow and Minsk [the World Cup round before Glasgow], accordingly.

"As such, we have entered strong teams into both events as the early rounds of this season’s World Cup series will be crucial for us.

"I’m expecting to see some fast and impressive performances from the Great Britain Cycling team in Glasgow. What really helps lift the team is having the home crowd support, so Glasgow will be particularly important and I look forward to having the support of a full house behind us."

Barker said: “I like that everything gets more focused [ahead of the Olympic Games]; you can feel that everything is ramping up, and everyone is kind of on a countdown.”