Bakewell biker is rescued after fall

Rescuers rushed to a Peak beauty spot to help an injured mountain biker.

On Sunday morning Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist the Edale Mountain Rescue Team at an incident on Longstone Edge, near Bakewell.

The incident involved a 47–year–old man from Sheffield, an experienced mountain biker, riding on Longstone Edge with a group of friends.

The man had braked to avoid an oncomimg vehicle and went over the handlbars, hitting the hard surface track.

Despite wearing a helmet he sustained serious head injuries, and was treated on site by doctors, paramedics and a doctor.

He was given medical assistance at the scene before being flown by air ambulance to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, for further treatment.

Neil Carruthers, Buxton team leader said “This gentleman was very ill and we worked with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, medical crews from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance and the Notts and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance to stabilise him and get him to hospital care as soon as possible”.