Mountain biking accidents on the rise

Credit: ITV Border

As the number of mountain bikers on the trails increases, so do the number of injuries.

Mountain rescue teams across the Lake District are preparing for a busy Easter weekend after attending a record number of call outs last year.

In the past 12 months, the teams attended more than 500 incidents - the highest ever.

Craig Scott is the Director of Cyclewise at Whinlatter. He shares a couple of tips to prepare yourself for a day on the trails:

  • Know where you're going - and know where is the safe and legal places to go.

  • Riding within your own skill set -and if you don't have the skills, you can learn more from a coach or a course.

Mountain biking on the trails through Whinlatter forest. Credit: ITV Border