A mountain biker riding on purpose built mountain bike trails near Manchester has suffered a serious leg injury after a hit and run involving a "scrambler" motorbike.
The Manchester Evening News
reports that the unnamed rider, who is in his 40s, was riding in Philips Park, Whitefield, Bury, when the collision happened at 7:30pm on Monday, May 13.
He collided with one of a group of four motorcycle riders and was thrown to the ground, landing on top of one of the motorbikes. The motorbike riders simply lifted him off the bike and rode away, apparently "showing no regard for the obvious pain the victim was in".
Police are investigating and have appealed for witnesses. A spokesperson said: "The pedal cyclist was thrown to the ground in the collision and lay injured on the offender's off-road motorbike. The offender moved the injured man off the motorcycle and fled the scene. The victim suffered serious leg injuries in the collision and required hospital treatment. Unfortunately, there is no further description of the motorbikes or riders."
Anyone with information can call police on 0161 856 6108 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.