The mountain rescue team were called out for the 14th time in 17 days after a mountain biker got lost on the moors.

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team were contacted by the police at around 6.15pm on Sunday, requesting their assistance in helping locate a mountain biker who'd become lost while biking in the quarry on Hameldon Hill, just above Hapton. 

Specialist rescue vehicles, including the Hilux and the ATV Buggy (pictured) were deployed, with the buggy making it to the top, where the biker was located and brought back to safety.

A spokesperson for the mountain rescue team said: "Team members, along with the Hilux and ATV Buggy were deployed to an RV above the Hapton Inn, with a small party deployed and making their way towards the casualty on-foot.

"However, the buggy once again proved its worth to the team and got onto the top, making contact with, and ultimately bringing the casualty (and their mountain bike) down to safety.

"The casualty was unharmed from the incident (other than maybe their pride) and once down, they were happy to make their own way home on their bike as originally planned."

The police also issued a statement, praising the team for their excellent work.

A spokesperson for Rossendale Neighbourhood policing team said: "If you're wondering what all the lights are on the moors between Loveclough and Hapton, we are currently with Rossendale Mountain Rescue having taken a report of a mountain biker who had become lost on the moors.

"The good news is that Mountain Rescue have just located him safe and well.

"Top work from a great team."

The Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a fully voluntary organisation which is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.

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