The incident happened near the Stocks Reservoir causeway. Photo: Raymond Knapman CC-BY-SA-2.0

The incident happened near the Stocks Reservoir causeway. Photo: Raymond Knapman CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain biker was rescued after suffering head injuries in a crash at a Lancashire forest.

The 29-year-old also dislocated his shoulder in the incident today in Gisburn Forest.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation and Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were both called out after being alerted about 1.45pm.

The rider crashed near the causeway that crosses Stocks Reservoir.

He was treated by paramedics then stretchered from the scene by rescuers to a waiting air ambulance near St James’s Church, Stocks. The helicopter then airlifted the biker to hospital.

It was the CRO’s 63rd incident this year.

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