Jack Devine is British champion and keen to better Kye Whyte

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A YOUNGSTER has become the British Champion in the British BMX Championships for his age group and has record-breaking ambitions to better his hero.

Jack Devine, a pupil at Little Leigh Primary School, was on top form in the male seven category – which relates to his age.

The seven-year-old has been riding his BMX for three years and was best pleased with the win.

“It feels amazing and I’m very happy,” he said.

“I was thinking ‘will I win or will I not win’ and I was mainly thinking that I was going to win.”

And his mum, Abi, is delighted with his achievements after the hard work has paid off.

“We’re so proud of him,” she said.

“He’s worked really, really hard and even through Covid when the club was shut, he carried on practicing and we went our riding as much as we could.

“We took him back to the track and we kept on training because it might start again the year after so we are really proud.”

Jack on his BMX in action - Picture: Suzanne Mchugh/BMX Widow Photography

Jack on his BMX in action – Picture: Suzanne Mchugh/BMX Widow Photography

Jack, who is a member of Cheshire Ghost Riders BMX club and works with Smiley’s Flight Club, has big ambitions within the sport after meeting his heroes.

He continued: “I want to be the British champion 12 times because Kye Whyte has won it 11 times so I’m going to try and beat the record.”

The Lower Whitley lad also met Bethany Shriever at the event and got hers and Kye’s signatures.

“I was really shocked because I have never seen them before and I was like ‘wow it’s really Beth and Kye,” he added.

“I love BMX because you get to win trophies, medals and get to go with my friends – it’s really fun.”