A MOUNTAIN biker was taken to hospital after an accident in Rivington.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, which was taking part in an exercise in the area, was alerted to the incident this afternoon.

The 30-year-old biker sustained injuries to his left hip in the accident near Lever Park.

He was taken by mountain rescuers to a waiting ambulance at Rivington Hall Barn, which took him to the Royal Preston Hospital.