Mountain biker rescued after breaking leg near Turton Tower

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A CYCLIST with a broken leg was carried about quarter of a mile by volunteers to a waiting mountain rescue team ambulance.

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team was called to help an injured man near Turton Tower, off Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, after he fell from his mountain bike.

Members of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team were busy searching for a missing man near to Barton Airport in Salford.

The call-out came about 8pm on Tuesday. The injured man was treated by team members, carried about a quarter of a mile to the team ambulance and was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital for treatment.

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9:27am Thu 3 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

Cant say I am sorry.

These mountains bikers have made a mess of all the footpaths around Winter Hill and Rivington.

There are signs advising no Cycling which are ignored.

Cyclists seem to think they can do what they like on the roads and now they
Cant say I am sorry. These mountains bikers have made a mess of all the footpaths around Winter Hill and Rivington. There are signs advising no Cycling which are ignored. Cyclists seem to think they can do what they like on the roads and now they Jim271
  • Score: -31

11:10am Thu 3 Apr 14

The Baron says...

Jim271 wrote:
Cant say I am sorry.

These mountains bikers have made a mess of all the footpaths around Winter Hill and Rivington.

There are signs advising no Cycling which are ignored.

Cyclists seem to think they can do what they like on the roads and now they
So you cant say your sorry that a fellow outdoor enthusiast has sustained an injury whilst enjoying the outdoors and our moors ? Shame on you. And shame on your narrow minded nimby attitude to others enjoying the outdoors because they do not conform to your idea of what is right.

As for your statement that bikers have "made a mess of all the footpaths", walkers cause just as much erosion, if not more, that any other trail user. A fact now acknowledged by both the Lake District National Park and the National Trust.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Cant say I am sorry. These mountains bikers have made a mess of all the footpaths around Winter Hill and Rivington. There are signs advising no Cycling which are ignored. Cyclists seem to think they can do what they like on the roads and now they[/p][/quote]So you cant say your sorry that a fellow outdoor enthusiast has sustained an injury whilst enjoying the outdoors and our moors ? Shame on you. And shame on your narrow minded nimby attitude to others enjoying the outdoors because they do not conform to your idea of what is right. As for your statement that bikers have "made a mess of all the footpaths", walkers cause just as much erosion, if not more, that any other trail user. A fact now acknowledged by both the Lake District National Park and the National Trust. The Baron
  • Score: 36

12:44pm Thu 3 Apr 14

I, Ludicrous says...

As a regular walker I've always found both mountain bikers and walkers to be courteous to one and other. Let's all enjoy the magnificent moorland that we're fortunate enough to live by without creating another driver v cyclist type of squabble. Please?
As a regular walker I've always found both mountain bikers and walkers to be courteous to one and other. Let's all enjoy the magnificent moorland that we're fortunate enough to live by without creating another driver v cyclist type of squabble. Please? I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 19

1:16pm Thu 3 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Cant say I am sorry.

These mountains bikers have made a mess of all the footpaths around Winter Hill and Rivington.

There are signs advising no Cycling which are ignored.

Cyclists seem to think they can do what they like on the roads and now they
Pathetic, totally and utterly pathetic attitude.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Cant say I am sorry. These mountains bikers have made a mess of all the footpaths around Winter Hill and Rivington. There are signs advising no Cycling which are ignored. Cyclists seem to think they can do what they like on the roads and now they[/p][/quote]Pathetic, totally and utterly pathetic attitude. wsw69
  • Score: 14

2:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

Looks like the cycling nazies are out again.

We don't pay road tax but demand separate lanes brigade.

We demand car drivers are more carful yet cycle through red lights and on pavements brigade,

Keep cycles on cycle paths and people on footpaths, its that simple. you silly liberal facists.
Looks like the cycling nazies are out again. We don't pay road tax but demand separate lanes brigade. We demand car drivers are more carful yet cycle through red lights and on pavements brigade, Keep cycles on cycle paths and people on footpaths, its that simple. you silly liberal facists. Jim271
  • Score: -14

2:56pm Thu 3 Apr 14

oftbewildered2 says...

these Mountain Rescue Guys do this voluntarily - and then scumbags steal the collection tin with donations they need in order to carry on their good work (see story of theft from Radcliffe Barbers)
these Mountain Rescue Guys do this voluntarily - and then scumbags steal the collection tin with donations they need in order to carry on their good work (see story of theft from Radcliffe Barbers) oftbewildered2
  • Score: 5

3:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

The Baron says...

Jim271 wrote:
Looks like the cycling nazies are out again.

We don't pay road tax but demand separate lanes brigade.

We demand car drivers are more carful yet cycle through red lights and on pavements brigade,

Keep cycles on cycle paths and people on footpaths, its that simple. you silly liberal facists.
Drivers (of which most cyclists are also) don't pay road tax, neither do you.

With that one line you have just displayed your spectacular ignorance, which goes to explain your subsequent outdated narrow minded attitudes.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Looks like the cycling nazies are out again. We don't pay road tax but demand separate lanes brigade. We demand car drivers are more carful yet cycle through red lights and on pavements brigade, Keep cycles on cycle paths and people on footpaths, its that simple. you silly liberal facists.[/p][/quote]Drivers (of which most cyclists are also) don't pay road tax, neither do you. With that one line you have just displayed your spectacular ignorance, which goes to explain your subsequent outdated narrow minded attitudes. The Baron
  • Score: 9

3:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

lol , looks like ill borrow a Jeep and take part in some off-roading this weekend,

ill be ok its got a roll-cage built in, any sheep that get hit would have been slaughtered anyway, and walkers or cyclists, the resourceful ones will pull through.

I am all right jack (the cyclists motto)
lol , looks like ill borrow a Jeep and take part in some off-roading this weekend, ill be ok its got a roll-cage built in, any sheep that get hit would have been slaughtered anyway, and walkers or cyclists, the resourceful ones will pull through. I am all right jack (the cyclists motto) Jim271
  • Score: -8

3:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

HIGHTOWERescort says...

Not all walkers are the same, not all drivers are the same, not all road cyclists are the same, not all mountain bikers are the same, but idiots have one thing in common, whatever they decide to do, they're all idiots! Don't hate a group of people for what they do, hate the idiots who do it and make everyone who does it look like an idiot to people like Jim who think everyone is a clone of they share a hobby.
Not all walkers are the same, not all drivers are the same, not all road cyclists are the same, not all mountain bikers are the same, but idiots have one thing in common, whatever they decide to do, they're all idiots! Don't hate a group of people for what they do, hate the idiots who do it and make everyone who does it look like an idiot to people like Jim who think everyone is a clone of they share a hobby. HIGHTOWERescort
  • Score: 11

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