Cyclists injured in Fred Whitton Challenge

Two cyclists were airlifted to hospital after separate crashes in The Fred Whitton Challenge in the Lake District at the weekend.

Wrynose pass Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A 50-year-old man, who was unconscious at the scene, was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries after a crash at Wrynose Pass.

The cyclist had fallen on a steep descent at Honister Pass Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

Meanwhile, 27-year-old man, from Portsmouth, came off his bike at Honister Pass.

He suffered multiple injuries and was assessed by a doctor and paramedic team before he was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.