INSPIRATIONAL great-grandad Wally Fowler has achieved more cycling world records at the aged of 85.

The Stourbridge Cycling Club member took the World Track Cycling Masters by storm to add both the one-hour world record and 2km world record to take his tally of seven world records in total.

Riding in the 85-89 age category at the event in Manchester from October 12-19, he set 34.604kms for the one-hour record and 3.04 minutes for the distance of 2kms.

The extraordinary octogenarian started cycling on the track in 1950 at the age of 16 when he lived in Sussex. He had a break from the sport to do National Service and then over the next 20 or so years gave his time to getting married, bringing up a family and running a business.

Having moved up to the Midlands and living in Kinver, he resumed his earlier passion for cycling in 1980 when joining Stourbridge Cycling Club.

Along with enjoying sociable club runs to the local countryside he also took on some European cycle tours.

In 2000, he rode the west coast tour in the United States from Oregon to San Francisco with some friends from the club. Then, in 2007, at the age of 74, Wally wanted to find out whether he could still turn out a good ride on the track before it was ‘too late’ and proved he still had the ability when riding at Manor Abbey.

His love of cycling continued to help him after his wife of 50 years, Margaret, passed away in 2014.

He continues to train hard to achieve his record ambitions with a routine that include rowing, pilates and weights as well as cycling every other day.