A KEIGHLEY-born cyclist will come back home by competing for the USA in Yorkshire later this month.

Ruth Winder, 26, has made the seven-strong USA team for the elite women's road race at the UCI Road World Championships. It will run on Saturday, September 28 between 11.40am and 4pm and will go through Shipley and Otley.

It is a mass start event where women's national teams start in a peloton and compete against each other. The winning rider is the first athlete to cross the finish line at the end of the full race distance.

The Women's elite peloton will leave Bradford and head through North Yorkshire, arriving in Harrogate where they will do three laps of the town's circuit.

The overall championships start this Saturday and run until September 29.

Winder, who rides for the Trek–Segafredo professional team, tweeted: "Really excited to represent USA Cycling in this year's @Yorkshire2019 funny enough it’s almost a “home town” race for me I was born just outside of Harrogate."

The celebrations will begin on Saturday when a UCI-sanctioned, one-day international para-cycling event will take place ahead of the championships.

The championships commence on the Sunday with the maiden mixed team time trial relay and the programme continues through to Sunday, September 29 with individual time trials and road races for junior, under 23 and elite male and female riders.

A total of 1,400 riders are set to compete from 90 countries and the action will be beamed to a global TV audience of more than 250 million.