Incident 28/2014

At 12:43 today the team was paged by the North West Ambulance Service (Air Desk) with the report of an incident on the slopes of Rivington Pike.

A male mountain biker had been riding on the bridleway which runs on the south side of the Pike and had sustained an injury.

The North West Air Ambulance (Helimed 72) had also been called to this incident, along with two NWAS Rapid Response vehicles and an NWAS Emergency Ambulance.

Team vehicles which were already out in the area (as a result of our presence at the Bolton Hill Marathon) immediately responded to the vicinity of Rivington Pike.


The helicopter landed very near to the injured mountain biker at around the same time that some of the team’s Land Rover Ambulances began to arrive at the base of the Pike. As a result our direct assistance was not required. The injured male was quickly placed onto the aircraft for onward transport to Wythenshawe Hospital.

The team was stood down at 12:56 as no further involvement was required.