Sunday, 27 August 2017

Today CVSRT members have been providing safety cover for an organised downhill mountain bike event at the Havok Bike Park, which is nestled in dense steep woodland near Cornholme.

Mid-way through the morning CVSRT members were called away to assist with an incident near Brontë Falls, Haworth (Incident #1034) before returning to continue the safety cover at the event. Thankfully the events passed by with only two incidents that required our assistance.

Incident #1035
A rider fell off and sustained an ankle injury. Team members provided pain relief and the casualty was stretchered to the car park where his friend transported him to hospital for further medical assistance.

Incident #1036
A rider was heard to crash by two team members. He had sustained a cut but was up and walking around so appeared to be ok, however ten minutes after the crash he was exhibiting signs of mild concussion. He was cared for at the scene by a team doctor.

CVSRT would like to thank the organisers for holding a prize raffle to help raise funds for the team.

In attendance: 7 CVSRT

Total Duration: 7hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 27 August 2017
  • Location Havok Bike Park
  • Grid Reference SD901259
  • Latitude 53.730226
  • Longitude -2.1513033
  • Man Hours 49
  • Members In Attendance 7
Published in Incidents


Sunday, 31 July 2016

CVSRT were alerted to an incident involving a mountain biker who had fallen off his bike whilst riding the downhill MTB course near Todmorden. Early indication was the rider had broken both arms in the fall and was treated accordingly.

Once on-scene, team members joined the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Rapid Response paramedic and ambulance crew to treat the casualty and bring his pain under control, before packaging him in the vacuum mattress and evacuating a short distance from the woodland location to the ambulance.

In attendance: 16 CVSRT members
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (Falck crew)
(YAS) Rapid Response Vehicle Paramedic
West Yorkshire Police

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 31 July 2016
  • Location Carr Road, Todmorden
  • Grid Reference SE 01062 25968
  • Latitude 53.730107
  • Longitude -1.9853813
  • Man Hours 32
  • Members In Attendance 16
Published in Incidents

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