HAWORTH rider Jack Carthy is making a major impression on the world stage, but the mountain bike trials rider admits that he is most comfortable on home soil.

He won a UCI Trials World Cup event in Antwerp, Belgium, at the end of last month in the 26-inch wheel category, while he hopes to retain his UCI Urban Cycling World Championship crown in China next month.

This summer, Carthy displayed his talents at the Skipton Gala, which is the type of event he feels at ease with.

He said: "I like being back in my own country and it's great to show people at home what I can do. I like doing it for the younger ones in particular.

"I've actually got a training area in my garden and the kids often see me over the fence and they can't believe I get to do it as my job.

"I just hope it shows them that you can do anything you want as a career if you put your mind to it."

The UCI Road Cycling World Championships are to be held across the region next year, while the Tour de Yorkshire continues to prove successful since its inaugural outing in 2015.

Asked about the status of the sport in the county, Carthy added: "Cycling's booming here. Every road I go down in the car, I'm always stuck behind someone on a bike.

"It's great to see adults and kids getting outside and being active and healthier."

The 22-year-old will be performing an exhibition at the Cycle Expo Yorkshire in Harrogate tomorrow and he said: "I'll just be putting on a show and showing what tricks I can do.

"I'll be on a demonstration rig and will end up jumping on top of a Mercedes Sprinter Van."

That signature move is certainly daredevil worthy but it will take place in a far more relaxed environment than Carthy's day job.

Describing his off-road sport, he modestly described the goal as "getting over obstacles", while he explained that it was similar to that of fellow Keighley district rider Dougie Lampkin, except the Silsden man competes on motorbikes.

Talking about where the sport takes him, Carthy said: "I compete all over Europe but the big one is when I head to Chengdu in China next month to try to maintain my World Championship title.

"That World Cup event in Antwerp was probably the highlight of my year so far though. It was a two-day competition and I managed to get the win."

Belgium in September, Harrogate in October, China in November, Carthy has quite the packed schedule. Wherever he is, fans can be sure he is performing (and usually winning) in style.