A teacher cycled in harsh freezing conditions in 24 hours.

A mathematics teacher at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Michael Broadwith, underwent a difficult journey as he cycled 510 miles in 24 hours for the 24-hour World Time Trial Championship in Borrego Springs, California.

In harsh desert conditions at the springs, the 'Old Boy' of the school maintained an average speed of 21mph despite the scorching heat in the day and the significant temperature drop in the night to freezing conditions.

Mr Broadwith managed to complete the trial in second place out of 107 cyclists and was awarded a silver medal.

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Michael Broadwith celebrates with his silver medal.

When he returned from California, he said: “It was a brilliant opportunity to compete against some of the top long-distance time trialists in the world.

“The desert was a very different and challenging place to race and a long 13-hour night section with temperatures dropping close to freezing meant a highly attritional race.

“I was delighted to finish on the podium and bring home a silver medal. I have been bowled over by all the support that I received before, during and after the event. This has included a very positive response from my colleagues and the pupils at Habs.”

This is not the first cycling challenge which he has faced, as he is a three-time national 24-hour time trial champion and also the current holder of the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycling record.

A spokesperson at the school said: "All at Haberdashers' congratulate Michael on another remarkable feat. He is a shining example of how hard work and determination pay off to achieve success.