Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue At Gisburn

Published on: Jun 05 2011 by Jon Swift

Bowland Pennine Mountain RescueFor once the local mountain rescue team weren’t at Gisburn to pull someone out of Hully Gully. Instead two of their members and Jon Swift of the Gisburn Volunteer trail builders braved the usual summer weather (it started to rain literally the minute the first pedals turned) to ride the trails with a particular eye on working out where the access points are, where people crash the most, where the air ambulance can land etc. We also had a pretty good ride despite the weather. The team have already responded to three call outs this in addition the the ones the air ambulance and the local cave rescue team have made.

The opportunity to organise the joint ride came about through the First Aid training PMBA organised a month or so ago. Bowland team members ran the First Aid training and got talking to the guys from Gisburn. This a great example of the sort of thing PMBA hopes to achieve in the future, the bringing together of different Mountain Biking related interests right across the Pennine area.

For more info on our local rescue teams covering Gisburn Forest, Lee Quarry and all the areas in between see the links below. They’re all charities so any support you can give would be very helpful.

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