LORNA Bowler outsprinted cyclists from across Great Britain to win her first British Cycling National Circuit Series race last weekend.

The Beaconsfield School pupil was competing at her home club of Hillingdon Slipstreamers in the U14s event and made her break for the line 500m out.

Series leader Anna Docherty set off in hot pursuit, but Bowler held her off to win by a tyre width and move up to fourth in the overall standings.

This is despite a serious accident in round two, when she crashed as the lead group reached 45mph descending a steep hill.

The race was held up and Bowler needed 11 stitches above her eye.

Bowler has only been road racing for just over a year.

She came fourth in her first event and last August finished third in the prestigious Prudential Ride London Yough GP, despite riding in the U16s category.

In March she began track racing and took second in each of the three National Track Series qualifying rounds, booking her place in the final which will take place Welwyn Garden City next month.