OLYMPIAN Grant Ferguson hit the winning trail once again at the weekend in Richmond.

And the British number one was ably supported by a few other eye-catching performances from his Peebles Cycling Club stablemates.

Ferguson sat behind HSBC UK National Cross Country Series leader Phil Pearce during the early laps at Aske Moor.

But midway through the third lap he upped the tempo to open a narrow gap.

In the closing stages the 23-year-old pressed home his advantage to win with just over a minute to spare from second-place Frazer Clacherty.

Grant said: “I’m pretty pleased to take the win, it’s been a long time coming, I’ve not actually won a race since the National Championships.

"I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the World Cups now, the first one is next week with the second one the weekend after so hopefully my winning form will carry on."

Grant's success was almost matched by Elena McGorum, who rode exceptionally well on the steep singletrack trails to finish second behind Charlotte-Louise McGreevy in the Juvenile Girls race.

Corran Carrick-Anderson was also hot on the heals of the leader for much of the Juvenile Boys race.

The youngster eventually finished third behind winner Freddie Birchill.

Anna McGorum also finished third in the Youth race behind Hattie Harnden.

Other Peebles Cycling Club riders who competed were fifth-placed Callum Thornley, and Ruaridh Johnson, who finished 33rd, in the Juvenile race.

Jen Watt and Emily Wilkinson were 13th and 14th, respectively, in the Youths race.

Both Russel Brown and Calum Johnson failed to finish their Youths race because of a crash and a mechanical failure. Jonte Willins did cross the finishing line in 13th.

A spokeswoman for Peebles Cycling Club said: "We would like to thank the volunteer coaches and helpers - Pete Johnson, Iain Grant, Katy Carrick-Anderson and Crawford Carrick-Anderson, who drove the kids down, looked after them, helped with course practice and assistance at the pits.

"It was a great experience for all the riders, with some great results."

Anna and Elena McGorum, Corran Carrick-Anderson and Grant Ferguson are all supported by Clubsport Tweeddale.