Rescuers at the scene. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

Rescuers at the scene. Photo: Western Beacons MSRT

A mountain biker was rescued after crashing his bike and injuring his leg.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team was called out on Wednesday evening to the incident on a popular route at Afan Argoed in south Wales.

The cyclist was reported to have a suspected broken leg. He was in a position from where ambulance staff couldn’t bring him to their vehicle, so the volunteer rescue team was called to help.

Team spokesman Trevor James said: “The location close to a driveable track meant we were able to deploy to within around 60m from the casualty site, which was down a steep, vegetated slope from our position.

“Once on scene team members found the casualty in good spirits in the good care of the ambulance crew. In less than 15 minutes we had him loaded onto our Bell stretcher and carried off to the awaiting ambulance for transport on to hospital.

“We’d also wish the young chap all the best for a speedy recovery following his tumble.”

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