A high-quality line-up is expected at The Banbury Triathlon after another elite athlete signed up for the event. 

Professional triathlete Reuben Trotter first stepped into the triathlon world aged 12 after he was inspired by Jonny and Alistair Brownlee's performances at the 2012 Olympics.

He started off at the Banbury-based Team Cherwell Junior Triathlon Club.

After graduating from university last year, the Banbury native took on the sport full-time, training at Leeds Triathlon Centre, where he shares the track with the Brownlee brothers.

He said: "Banbury Tri is such a great event to take part in as everybody is so welcoming, and it's fun to race in front of a home crowd."

Mr Trotter will feature at the event on May 19 alongside elite triathlete Rosie Weston.

Alex Birch, chair of Team Cherwell, who are organising the event, said: "We invite everyone to join us, bring out your flags, banners, whistles, and bells, come and make some noise and support all the competitors, from our first-timers to the elites."

There is still time to sign up for the triathlon which will take place at Woodgreen Leisure Centre, with entries closing on April 30.

The Banbury Triathlon is an annual event that "celebrates the spirit of triathlon" and welcomes participants of all levels and abilities. 

It aims to promote health, fitness, and community engagement.