Cumbria

Mountain biker critical after Grizedale Forest fall

Grizedale Forest rescue
Image caption The man had to be stabilised before he could be moved

A 31-year-old man is in a critical condition after coming off his mountain bike in Cumbria.

The cyclist, from Cheshire, suffered serious head, neck and back injuries during the fall in Grizedale Forest.

He was taken by air ambulance for treatment at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where he is "critically ill".

A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance Service said the man had to be stabilised before he could be moved.

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