TWO female cyclists were airlifted to hospital after they came off their bikes while taking part in the Fred Whitton Challenge.

Emergency services rushed to Wrynose Pass in the Lake District shortly before 5pm yesterday, May 13.

One woman was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital and the other to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough - both suffered injuries including neck and spinal.

Some road closures were put in place in the area while police dealt with the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 59 of May 12.