South East Wales

Bike Park Wales rider airlifted to hospital in Cardiff

rescue helicopter Image copyright Penarth Coastguard
Image caption The rescue helicopter landing in Cardiff

A mountain biker has been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash in Merthyr Tydfil.

The incident happened on "rough" and "difficult" terrain at Bike Park Wales just before 15:00 GMT on Saturday.

The rider was winched to safety by the coastguard helicopter from Gethin Woods at Abercanaid and taken to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.

Details of the biker's condition are not known.

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