A 24-year-old man who reached 125mph on motorbike as he tried to evade a pursuing police car on a Craven road will learn his fate on Friday.

William Wark had been riding to the Lake District on his Kawasaki Zephyr 750 machine when an officer on speed detection duty clocked him doing 111mph on the A65 Clapham bypass in April.

The officer, who was in a marked BMW vehicle, tried to stop Wark, but dashcam footage, which was played during a hearing at Bradford Crown Court today (Wednesday) showed the defendant failing to stop and overtaking other cars that Saturday afternoon.

The footage lasted about three minutes before the police officer abandoned the pursuit because of concern about the manner of Wark's driving.

Prosecutor Paul Nicholson said the "lowlights" of the incident were a maximum speed of 125mph and overtaking on double white lines with a lorry coming towards Wark's machine.

The police officer had managed to get a registration number for the motorbike and Wark was arrested at his home.

He eventually admitted that he had been riding the machine at the time and said:"For a bit of fun I've given it a little blip."

Wark, who had no previous convictions, said he had been a complete idiot in overtaking with the lorry coming towards him.

He said he panicked and was sorry.

Wark, of Pontefract Road, Pontefract pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was due to be sentenced today.

But after hearing submissions about the impact that a prison sentence would have on Wark's partner and mother the Recorder of Bradford Judge Jonathan Durhall Hall QC remanded him in custody until Friday so he could consider the case further.

The judge told Wark he had been driving like a complete lunatic and there was no question that he he should be locking him up.

Judge Durham Hall said he would decide what to do with Wark on Friday, but he told his barrister not to read anything into the fact that the case was being adjourned until then.

"There is no question I should be locking you up Mr Wark so you will go into custody now and you will be produced on Friday morning and I will determine what to do with you," said the judge.

The court heard that Wark would lose his job if he was jailed and that would mean his partner losing her accommodation.

He was also said to be a significant emotional support for his mother who was undergoing hospital treatment.