Published Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Wendy Houvenaghel competing during the Track World Championships. (© Getty)
The 37-year-old, from Upperlands, was included in the selection announced on Tuesday by performance director Dave Brailsford.
Four women compete in the women's endurance event, and Houvenaghel is the oldest member of the team, which includes Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott.
Mr Brailsford said the team was a "blend of experience and youth".
"We've got a mix of old and new in this team and it blends really well together."
Earlier this year Houvenaghel took silver at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne.
She previously represented the UK at the 2008 Olympic Games where she won a silver medal.
Mr Brailsford added that the team is "focussed on winning".
"This feels more like a family. We're going to have our squabbles and our differences and you always get that in the run up to the Olympics and a big competition, but I think the family unite pulls it together.
"Every single rider will make the nation proud."