The rider came off his bike in Whinlatter Forest

The rider came off his bike in Whinlatter Forest

A mountain biker was rescued from a Lake District forest after injuring himself when he came off his machine.

The man, who was cycling with his children in Whinlatter Forest, fell off shortly before the start of the red route.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.35pm on Thursday, after the rider suffered numerous cuts and scratches and an injury to his jaw.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The team assisted the ambulance crew to recover him to the forest road on a stretcher. He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.”

Eight volunteer team members took part in the 50-minute rescue.

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