Oliver's Mount races: Bike racer suffers leg injury and is taken to Scarborough and then Hull hospitals

A biker was taken to hospital after crashing during one of the weekend's Oliver's Mount road races - a meet which attracted riders including TV presenter Guy Martin.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 1:22 pm
The racing at the Mount attracts hundreds; this photo was taken at a previous meeting, before any social distancing restrictions.

The man is understood to have suffered a leg injury after coming off his bike during the 600 A race at Oliver's Mount on Saturday afternoon.

He was taken to Scarborough Hospital by ambulance and then to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment.

A spokesperson for the event said that during the three days of racing, this was the only injury suffered.

The races at the Oliver's Mount Road Racing Circuit are among Scarborough's top annual tourist attractions, and the weekend drew a host of keen entrants, including well known racer and TV host Guy Martin.

The weekend's Barry Sheene Classic meeting was attended by hundreds of fans. The next meeting is the Gold Cup on September 11-13.

The road race circuit is England’s only natural road race track and, according to its organisers, has been likened to a "miniature TT by the seaside".

The 2.43 mile track is regarded as a challenging, tight and twisty circuit, which tests racers' skills to the maximum.

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