A MAN has admitted driving a motorbike dangerously on the A590.

Connor Broadbent, 20, is due to be sentenced after he admitted riding the KTM 350 bike on the A590 near Ulverston while disqualified.

The defendant also accepted that he breached a suspended sentence previously handed down after he led a police pursuit on a quad bike.

South Cumbria Magistrates' Court heard that Broadbent committed the offences on November 16.

The court was told that Broadbent drove the bike dangerously at Haverthwaite Junction, Rusland crossroads and Finsthwaite and failed to stop for a police officer.

It came three months after he was warned not to do 'anything as stupid or inconsiderate as this in the future' following the previous offence.

Broadbent, of Wycombe Green in Bradford, pleaded guilty to driving without a licence or insurance, failing to stop, driving dangerously and committing a further offence while serving a suspended sentence.

The defendant avoid being jailed when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court in August. The quad bike rider took police officers on a half-hour pursuit after being spotted his red quad bike. Broadbent was wearing a black face covering with a skull design.

The pursuit by patrol cars through a series of Bradford roads and the police helicopter went round a housing and ended on a slip road on a city bypass.

He tried to slide the bike round bends, ran red lights and went the wrong way for several yards down Leeds Road, the court heard. He was also clocked at 60mph in a 40mph zone at one stage of the pursuit.

Broadbent, picked up a pillion passenger and on two occasions during the pursuit he stuck his middle finger up at pursuing police officers.

He crossed grassed areas and went through bollards to escape the police and did a U-turn causing children to run out of his way.

The police twice abandoned the pursuit because it was too dangerous. When he abandoned the bike on the slip road he ran into woodland and was caught by a police dog handler.

He was jailed for eight months, suspended for 18 months, ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work in the community and disqualified from driving for 18 months.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and having no insurance on June 2 last year. He was given no separate order for driving without insurance.

The bike was not intended for road use and he had only a provisional licence.

Recorder Matthew Happold told Broadbent at the time: "Consider yourself lucky today. You could have been going down those stairs. "Don't do anything as stupid or inconsiderate as this in the future.

"You did this on a Sunday afternoon when there were other roads users and children about.

"You have kept your nose clean for the last 14 months and have a real prospect for rehabilitation."

Jessica Heggie, mitigating, said Broadbent was impulsive, immature and reckless on the day and aged 19 at the time.

He had a good work ethic and had managed to stay out of trouble in the 14 months since the incident, she said.

The defendant now faces the prospect of being jailed having breached a suspended sentence order. He is due to appear before Preston Crown Court to be sentenced on December 18.