EILEEN ROE says that she feels “very lucky” to have been given the chance to ride at the Commonwealth Games for a third time.

But the talented 28-year-old, from High Valleyfield, admits that this year’s event on the Gold Coast could be the last in which she pedals for Scotland.

Roe, who raced in Delhi in 2010 and in Glasgow four years ago, was confirmed in Team Scotland’s cycling squad for the Games when the latest batch of athletes were announced on Valentine’s Day.

She’s set to compete in the road race, while her name has also been put forward for the track and endurance events as a team player, and the 2014 and 2016 British Cycling National Circuit Race champion can’t wait to sample the Games atmosphere once more.

“I am over the moon to have my name included in the athletes to represent Scotland at the Gold Coast,” she told Press Sport.

“I’m honoured and proud to experience this once again and feel very lucky to get this opportunity – it’s not something all athletes get the delight in achieving.

“The buzz is still 100 per cent there, as is my love for the sport. The last Games felt like a dream, competing in front of a home crowd in Glasgow, and the team that went was massive as opposed to the team going this year.

“The cycling squad is very small so I expect the experience and atmosphere to be slightly different.

“I had my family at the side of the road in Glasgow, which was also an experience for them to never forget as much as it was for me, but this time is slightly further away and an expensive trip. That’s something I will definitely miss this Games.

“But my family and friends have been super-supportive. My dad, along with an old family friend, Victor Posse, have decided to book up for the trip; my dad has never been over to Australia so he says he couldn’t miss this trip of a lifetime.

“I’m not sure if it’s due to getting older and looking ahead to the end of my cycling career, but I would like to be in the best shape I have ever been in for such a prestigious event.

“I’m not sure I can see myself continuing to 2022 in Birmingham!”

Roe continued: “In terms of targets, on the track I will be a team player; I still love racing the track, however, in terms of training on it, this has been very limited.

“Every nation has the opportunity to start with three girls for the points and scratch races and it would be a disadvantage for Scotland not to fill that third spot to cover moves.

“The road race is open to options, with a lot more riders involved compared to the track races.

“It’s a similar profile to Glasgow, with a loop including a couple of kick climbs, and I am happy with how my level of fitness is at the moment.

“Compared to last year, I am millions of miles ahead so I’m excited with how the season will start.”