SCARBOROUGH and Ryedale Mountain Rescue attended two incidents over the weekend.

On Saturday, the team was called to help an injured mountain biker in Dalby Forest at around 4.40pm.

A spokesperson said: "While assembling for an evening exercise team members went to the aid of a Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew who had been called to an injured mountain biker at Dixons Hollow.

"After treatment by the crew the biker was transferred to one of our Bell Stretchers in a team vacuum mattress and carried to the waiting ambulance. The incident took one and a quarter hours to resolve, after which the team members returned to the exercise."

On Sunday the team was called to a bridleway at 4.09pm in the Vale of Pickering following reports of a female bike rider who had sustained an ankle injury on a bridleway.

"Team members and vehicles responded, treated the patient and transferred her in one of our vehicles to a waiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service ambulance for onward transport to definitive medical care. The team were deployed for approximately two and a quarter hours.

"These incidents have taken the count of our deployments over the last two weeks to six and the year to date count to twenty nine.

"In those two weeks our volunteers have worked with North Yorkshire Police, a National Police Air Service HQ aircraft, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Hazardous Area Response Team, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Filey Coastguard and Filey Lifeboat.

"It is testimony to the dedication, training and professionalism of our volunteers that they are called and blend in seamlessly with these organisations for the benefit of those injured or in distress in remote area.

"Our investment in specialised search and rescue equipment and vehicles from monies donated by the community are often the only way those we go to help will get to safety or definitive medical care."