Mountain rescue volunteers were called to deal with two incidents on the fells yesterday.

Keswick MRT was called at around midday after a mountain biker suffered a deep cut to his knee while cycling the 'Borrowdale Bash' circuit above Seatoller.

Less than two hours later they were tasked to help a woman who had injured her ankle while descending Latrigg on the Spooney Green Lane path.

Both casualties required hospital treatment after receiving help from the mountain rescue team.

A spokesman for Keswick MRT said: "A couple of friends were mountain biking the ‘Borrowdale Bash’ circuit around the valley.

"On a fairly innocuous part of the track above Seatoller one of the riders front wheel slipped on some wet rock and he went over the handle bars.

"The crash caused a deep cut to his knee and was bad enough that help was needed.

"The uninjured rider was searching for phone signal to call the emergency services and met the Keswick MRT team leader who just happened to be in the area.

"Team members made their way to the casualty site and after treatment stretchered the man to the MR vehicles parked half way up Honister Pass.

"The casualty was transported to the Keswick Cottage Hospital for further checks.

"Soon after returning from the Seatoller incident we were called out again for a woman who heard a snapping noise in her ankle whilst descending Latrigg on the Spooney Green Lane path.

"Unable to continue they called for help.

"Uncertain at first of her position two vehicles were sent out, one to the main Gale Road car park behind Latrigg, and the other to the bottom of Spooney Green Lane.

"With this pincer movement she was soon located.

"The ankle was assessed, pain relief provided, bandaged and splinted.

"She was then stretchered down the path where an ambulance transported her to hospital at Carlisle."