A MOUNTAIN biker was airlifted to hospital after he fell while riding in Great Langdale yesterday.

The Great North Air Ambulance’s Pride of Cumbria helicopter was called to the accident on Sunday at 2.20pm.

The 25-year-old from Manchester had been knocked out but regained consciousness as he was treated at the scene by Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team volunteers and an air ambulance doctor.

He was winched from the scene by an RAF Sea King and then flown to hospital in Newcastle with head injuries. He was described as in a ‘stable’ condition.