A YOUNG motorcycle trials champion is celebrating after picking up a European title.

Becky Rennison, 15, from Morton on Swale, near Northallerton, has been named junior champion of Europe after winning two out of three competitions this year.

Becky competed in the European international class against 12 other riders aged 13-22 over three rounds. She finished third in the French round in July, then scooped first place in both the British round in August and the Spanish round at the end of September to be crowned champion.

While in Spain, Becky also took part in the world championships, finishing 20th and 23rd out of 36 riders in the two-round competition.

Her mother, Karen, said: "It was the first time she had been in the world championships, so she was very pleased to come where she did.

"Next year in the Europeans, she will enter the full competition with the older girls. I think she is ready to have a go at something a bit harder and she is looking forward to it already.