Macclesfield Forest

  • Call out for year: 50
  • Date: 9/06/19
  • Time: 3:44 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 96286 71144
  • Type of incident: Mountain Biker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 18
  • Time taken: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Total man hours: 20 hours

Incident report

As the team was packing away the equipment used for the previous call out to Mam Tor, a request was received from North West Ambulance Service to assist with an injured mountain biker in Macclesfield Forest.

The team quickly diverted to Macclesfield Forest where they were informed by the Ranger exactly where the casualty was. The ambulance personnel were already on scene and had prepared the injured male teenager for a stretcher carry off, by administering pain relief and immobilising the injury. The mountain biker had come off his mountain bike, hit an adjacent wall and sustained a lower leg injury. Team members carried the stretcher down from the path to the ambulance that was waiting on the road.


  1. Geoff

    My son was with the young mountain bikes. It was a traumatic event for the boys one of whom had a compound fracture. The Mountain Rescue Team were very professional, calm and caring. What a great service. Thank you very much.

  2. Teamleader

    Hello Geoff. Your son and the lady who stayed with your sons friend did everything right. Quick thinking by the paramedic on scene enabled a fairly quick response by the team. We hope your sons friend is recovering well after his mountain bike accident.

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