AN Otley athlete is to compete at her fourth Olympics next month - becoming the first female British cyclist to do so.

Last week, it was announced Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Deignan, 35, will be part of the full 30-strong Great Britain cycling team heading to the Paris games.

Deignan, who placed second at London 2012 and competed in Rio and Tokyo, has been named in a four strong women's road squad alongside national champion Pfeiffer Georgi, time-trial winner Anna Henderson and Anna Morris.

She will also be joined by reigning Olympic mountain bike gold medallist Tom Pidcock in the team.

The local cyclist will compete in both the mountain bike event and the road race.

Pidcock became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal of any colour in mountain biking in Tokyo three years ago.