Mountain biker rescued in Lake District

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after being knocked unconscious while out riding on one of Cumbrian's most popular tracks.

The 33-year-old man from Stockport was riding in Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District when he came off his bike.

The Great North Air Ambulance and local mountain rescue volunteers were called at around 10:45am this morning.

The man was taken to a waiting helicopter and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

He suffered head, leg and arm injuries but is described as being in a stable condition.

Rescuers praised staff at Whinlatter Forest for their help in getting the man to hospital.