The rider was airlifted from Grizedale Forest. Photo: James Burke CC-BY-2.0

The rider was airlifted from Grizedale Forest. Photo: James Burke [CC-2.0]

A mountain biker was rescued from a Lake District trail after crashing and injuring himself.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.55pm on Sunday to Grizedale Forest, where the rider had come off his machine on The North Face Trail.

A team spokesperson said: “The man was treated for chest injuries by team members, paramedics from North West Ambulance Service, and staff from the Great North Air Ambulance.

“He was stretchered from the trail and transferred to a land ambulance before being flown to hospital by air ambulance.”

The rescue involved 14 volunteer members of the Coniston team.

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