Jack powers to world title

Jack Watson.
Jack Watson.

A Cramlington youngster has become a junior world champion in a human powered vehicle competition.

Three riders from the Barnesburry CC travelled to the Human Powered Vehicle World Championships in Saone, near Besancon, in France.

And Jack Watson, from Cramlington, won the title.

Jack said: “I was surprised to win as there were over 140 riders from around the world competing.

“I have been riding BMX, time trials and off-road events and only got into HPV events last year when my dad bought a second hand bike, so to win the world championship event was just amazing.”

Jack is now hoping to defend the title in 2015 in Germany.