Gloucestershire Mountain Bike Rider Air Lifted to Hospital

A mountain bike rider from Newent, Gloucestershire was airlifted to hospital this week following a cycling accident.

The 32-year-old was airlifted from the area after being involved in a crash which left him with a broken colar bone. 

A mountain bike rider from Newent, Gloucestershire was airlifted to hospital this week following a cycling accident.

The 32-year-old was airlifted from the area after being involved in a crash which left him with a broken colar bone. 

The rider is believed to have been traveling down a moss covered hillside when he came off his bike and rolled down a steep slope.

A spokesperson from the air ambulance team said: “Unfortunately, the rider had suffered a nasty fracture to his collar bone. He was given pain relief before being airlifted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“Although he has suffered a nasty injury, he was fortunate not to have been more seriously hurt, as he was not wearing a cycle helmet at the time. The moss, heather and soft ground cushioned his fall.”

The ambulance was called because  a rapid response vehicle was unable to get to the cyclist due to the terrain.

The spokesperson also reported that “The crew of the air ambulance helped reduce the fracture” after a trickly landing.