Cyclist is gearing up for Commonwealth Games glory

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A world record breaking

cyclist’s meteoric rise looks set to continue as she aims for pedal medals at next year’s Commonwealth Games .

Milngavie’s Katie Archibald, who will only be 20 when the games kick-off in July, has already ridden the qualifying time to be eligible for selection to the team, but will have to wait until March to find out if she is part of the squad.

However Archibald was in a confident mood about the prospect of selection - which is just one of her goals following her performance in the European team pursuit championships in October in Holland, where she smashed a world record and helping the team win gold.

She said: “It will be March before I can say if I’ll definitely be there, but it is looking likely.

“From what I have seen and from what people have told me about London 2012 it looks as if the Commonwealth Games will be every bit as special.

“The morale and support from a home crowd will be something that I think we will all feel.”

However, before the Games Archibald will be focusing all her efforts on the World Championships at the end of February/beginning of March.

The former Glasgow Academy pupil, who is now based at the national cycling velodrome in Manchester, added: “There will be some stiff competition at the event.”