FERRYHILL cyclist Steve Davies is back from the World Masters' Games in Melbourne after winning three gold medals and a silver.

"I just seemed to have magic legs," said Mr Davies, 50, an insurance broker with BIB in Darlington. He joined 25,000 other competitors at the World Masters, winning gold in the 2000m pursuit, 500m time trial and 1000m sprint and coming second in the 85k road race. No other Briton won gold.

His achievement is even more remarkable because 17 years ago he'd retired from the sport to spend more time with his family. He returned to the saddle in 1998.

Mr Davies rides for Ferryhill Wheelers, who recently celebrated their 75th anniversary.

His ambition is now to win gold, and the rainbow jersey, at next year's world championships.