The summit of Cut Gate. Photo: Michael Ely CC-BY-SA-2.0

A biker passes the summit of Cut Gate. Photo: Michael Ely CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain biker was rescued from a remote Pennine trail after injuring himself.

The 38-year-old was on the Cut Gate bridleway east of Bleaklow today, Sunday, when he went over the handlebars, suffering a suspected broken collar bone.

The biker was travelling on the popular and well used Peak District route, which runs between the village of Langsett in South Yorkshire and the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, climbing to a height of 520m (1,706ft) at its summit.

Members of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team went to the aid of the cyclist from their base at Hade Edge, south of Huddersfield.

Team member Wayne Thackray said: “The team was debriefing from a search and evacuation training exercise this Sunday when a real call out came in.

“Fortunately as the team were already out they were able to deploy 18 members to the casualty quickly, with the first team members arriving at the accident site in about 15 minutes.

“The cyclist, a 38-year-old man from Barnsley was treated by a Woodhead team doctor at the scene and was evacuated to a waiting ambulance.”

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