Rider down, (in a serious condition) Grizedale forest,
Hope you make a good recovery fellow riderPosted 5 years agostumpyjumperMember
The best feelin on a ride is when your playing with that edge of control. Occasionally you go over that edge. When you do it’s always good to know the big yellow ambulance is there. There was a collection bucket for the ambulance in Wilkos whilst I was buying a few things. Had to pay by card but emptied all my wallet change Into it the bucket to the bemusement of the cashier. They do a sterling service.Posted 5 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I’ve had my life saved by thre Air Ambulance before.. I think as MTB enthusiasts we kind of owe it to ourselves to donate to our local air ambulance..
Same here (and not far from Grizedale actually). Innocuous little bit of trail, something I’d done 1000 times before but on this one occasion it went very wrong.
Hope the guy is on the mend very soon.Posted 5 years agoslowmartMember
We were refused an air ambulance as we were the “wrong postcode”.
My wife went into labour with the cord wrapped around our daughters neck and where we lived the track to the cottage was too rough for my wife to travel.
Thankfully the North Wales police helicopter was available which saved my daughters life.
Either way best wishes to the rider concerned.Posted 5 years agostill s8tannormMember
I’m sometimes surprised by how many people think the Air Ambulances are funded … they’re not (except London). As someone said ^ as mountain bkers they should be pretty close to our hearts.
All the money raised by the, Welsh Ride Thing is donated to the Wales AA as are all the ‘takings’ from the Forest Freeride bunkhouse.Posted 5 years agorogerthecatMember
Best wishes to the rider for a swift and full recovery.
Eldest had to be evacuated from the bridleway south of Ladybower a couple of years ago after knocking himself out & with suspected neck/back injuries – the most amazing bunch of people, pilots, paramedics and support – happy to donate as much as we can as often as we can.
The local one was busy so we got one from the other side of the midlands.Posted 5 years agoSwelperMember
Great job by the Air Ambulance,
Think i speak for everyone on STW, and wishing the guy a speedy recovery
I can’t see why these bodies aren’t funded out of public taxation.
I was a Lifeboat man for 6 years (RNLI) In my opinion the worst thing that could happen is they become publicly funded. If they were publicly funded they would be constrained financially, and not have the cutting edge technology which these guys havePosted 5 years agotandemwarriorsMember
Hate to see another rider in that condition, hope he makes it through.
Are there any mtb events that raise money for the air ambulance?
Back in the day (between 1993 & 2003) the NATS Off Road Tour of the Peaks raised over £21k, a large chunk of that when to the peak district MRT’s and the midlands air ambulances.
air ambulance, mountain rescue all these bodies get my 1 quid everytime they hold out a collection
Amen to that.
RobPosted 5 years ago
To update everyone about the rider who crashed had an email from a freind of his who writes.
The guy who was injured last week is called mark. He is stable and in high spirits but is now paralysed from the chest down. His helmet saved his life!
He is mega positive bloke! I am visiting him again on Wednesday and will ask if I can email you the link to his family blog and you can put it on the page you guys have all been offering your support on.
Both the heli medics and the ground crew were great, they landed within 20m which is reassuring to anyone out in the hills!
Thanks a lot, every positive comment and thought means a great deal to him and his family. I will read your blogs out to him on wednesday.
Im sure everyone wishes Mark his family and freinds the best of luck and a speedy recovery.
And of course not forgetting all those emergency services that where involved in the treatment of the casulty, and all the staff who are going to be involved in his rehabilitation.Posted 5 years ago
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