WALES' best cyclists will make Ruthin their home this weekend.

Welsh Cycling is hosting the 2019 Welsh Championships in and around the town this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2.

Saturday will be time trial day, while the Welsh road racing championships will take place on Sunday.

Welsh Cycling chief executive officer Anne Adams-King said: "I am pleased to see this year's event head up to North Wales to the lovely and picturesque town of Ruthin, and on a course which will no doubt produce some fantastic racing, and with the 8km closed road finishing

circuit in St Peters Square, the finish is something not to be missed."

The first competitor to start the time trial on Saturday will be Ruthin Cycling Club's Sally Cunliffe at 2.01pm.

She will compete in the women's masters category, while her clubmate Lucy Marshall will race in the senior women's event, with a 2.09pm start time.

In the senior men's time trial, George Evans (ActiveEdge Race Team) is going for a hat-trick, having won the title in 2017 and 2018.

Podium presentations will take place at Ruthin Rugby Club at around 4.30pm.

Turning to Sunday and the first race - containing senior, junior and masters women, and men masters - starts at 12pm.

The second race will include senior and junior men, and it gets underway at 1pm.

St Asaph's Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK) will be aiming to repeat his feat from 2017, when he became the senior men's Welsh road racing champion.

However, last year's winner James Phillips (BIKESTRONG-KTM) will want to retain his crown.

The road race is 118.6km in length, starting at Ruthin Rugby Club and finishing on St Peter's Square.

Looking ahead to this weekend, Rhyl Cycling Club secretary Jon Harland said: "The events are a big sporting attraction for North Wales again and boosts the argument that we have the best roads for cycling in Wales.

"The inclusion of the Nant y Garth climb will test the riders each lap and will be a great point to see the competitors under pressure."

A spokesperson for Ruthin Cycling Club said: "It's great to have the Welsh championships in Ruthin, even more exciting as we have club member Lucy Marshall competing in the TT."