Mountain rescue teams spent almost three hours helping an injured cyclist last night.

A 56-year-old man hurt his ankle after falling near Red Brook, Holcombe Moor.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team were called to help with the search for the cyclist shortly before 8.30pm, when the weather was cold, wet, and windy.

After hearing that the man may have fallen into a tight spot, 21 members of the team arrived on scene, with volunteers from Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team coming to lend a hand too.

The team used a specialised piece of software to find the man's location, fortunately finding him on the track.

After he was treated by crews from the North West Ambulance Service, mountain rescue members transported the man 250m to the Bolton vehicle, before driving him to an ambulance parked around a mile away.

The team were able to get back to base at 11.20pm, and have wished the man a speedy recovery.