Rescuers at the scene of the cyclist's crash. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene of the cyclist's crash. Photo: Keswick MRT

A cyclist was taken to hospital after crashing on the Honister Pass in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.10pm on Friday at the request of the North West Ambulance Service.

The man crashed at the site of previous incidents at a bridge while descending on the Buttermere side of the pass.

A team spokesperson said: “Head injuries were reported and so a first vehicle was rapidly deployed. On arrival an assessment was made and although the cyclist was dazed there were no apparent significant injuries.

“Fortunately he was wearing a helmet. An ambulance soon arrived, and after a further check the cyclist able to walk to the ambulance which then transported him to hospital.”

The incident lasted just over 50 minutes and involved eight Keswick MRT volunteers.

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