AN “inspirational” Dorset chemistry teacher left the lab to break two cycling records – in just a few weeks.

Angus Young stunned pupils and colleagues at Bryanston school having won the ultra-endurance 2,000km Pan Celtic Cycling Race in an impressive time of five days, three hours 56 minutes and 25 seconds, nearly a day and a half faster than the previous record.

This followed his completion of the 3 Peaks by bike challenge earlier in June where he beat the previous record by a staggering 5 hours.

Organisers commented on his “unbelievable pace and superhuman effort”.

Mr Young, who joined Bryanston in autumn 2020, said: “The enormity of all of the planning, training and completion of the course is only just beginning to sink in. The key was all about the process of identifying an ambitious personal goal in the dark days of lockdown and then focusing the mind and preparing the body to complete the challenge.”

Bryanston headmaster Mark Mortimer said: “Angus is certainly leading by example and is an inspiration for everyone.

“His latest achievements are, quite simply, phenomenal – not least as they have been undertaken in such quick succession and with such impressive timings.”