The rider was rescued after falling off his bike in Grizedale Forest. Photo: Graham Horn CC-BY-SA-2.0

The rider was rescued after falling off his bike in Grizedale Forest. Photo: Graham Horn CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain biker was rescued after falling from his machine on a popular forest track.

The man fell while on the North Face Trail in Grizedale Forest in the Lake District today.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.15pm and 14 members went to the rider’s aid.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The man was treated by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service and team members for a lower leg injury and stretchered to a waiting land ambulance for onward transport to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness.”

The North Face Trail is a 16km (10-mile) single-track loop in nine sections and is red-graded with a recently introduced black-graded downhill section.

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