HIGH Wycombe cycling star Paul Mace smashed the 29-year-old Lands End to London record last week and then raced 320 miles north in time to resume his RAF duties at 7.30am the next morning.

And for good measure Mace, of the High Wycombe Cycling Club, also broke the Road Records Association 12-hour record, covering 262.5 miles in that time.

Joining up with Tandem Trike specialist Ralph Dadswell, Mace blitzed from Lands End to London in 13 hours, 37 minutes and 35 seconds to take more than 40 minutes off the previous record last Wednesday.

The pair made a hesitant start and were 12 minutes down on schedule at one stage, but by the time they reached Andover they had turned that into an eight-minute advantage and a powerful surge up the A4 completed their record-breaking run.

Mace hardly had time to celebrate though. He went straight to Liverpool Street Station for long haul north, eventually reaching Alnwick at 2.30am - just in time for his 7.30am shift.