Derby

Mountain biker dies in Peak District fall

  • 29 July 2013
  • From the section Derby
Laddow Rocks
Image caption Laddow Rocks is popular with walkers, cyclists and climbers

A mountain biker has died after falling up to 80ft (24m) in the Peak District in Derbyshire.

Volunteers from Kinder Scout and Glossop mountain rescue teams were called to Laddow Rocks on Black Hill, north of Crowden, on Sunday morning.

The teams, along with the North West Air Ambulance and a police helicopter, spent six hours attempting a rescue but the man died.

The 54-year-old from West Yorkshire had been cycling with friends.

Neale Pinkerton, of Kinder Mountain Rescue, said: "Unfortunately the rider did not survive the fall. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends."

Laddow Rocks is an exposed outcrop of sheer rocks in a location popular with walkers, cyclists and climbers.

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