I was there, lurking near the bottom of Bicknoller taking pics and possibly telling you to go easy on the lower section because of potential walkers.
I've yet to hear further about the guy who got lifted out, but he basically went OTB near the top of stert/somerton and fell awkwardly on his pack possibly causing a rotational injury to his spine. Luckily a fast response from the rescue guys meant help was quick. And also a bbig shout out to the riders who stopped to assist.
For me, riding was limited to sweeping for the last riders after the incident but i managed my first burst of proper canning it after i left them with the official sweepers and set off to loon down Narnia(sharki and Jambos trail/ amended)and then the lower half of the chimney. I did this on a £500 29er and after 8 mths of not riding, proper like, it was a grinworthy blast.
A big thanks to all that took part and who made the day a fun event. Great feedback so far.