A CYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after sustaining injuries while riding in the Elan Valley earlier this month.

Elan Valley rangers reacted quickly to the situation, which involved calling out the Wales Air Ambulance to the scene, with estate owners Welsh Water praising their vital lifesaving services.

The incident occurred on Friday, July 9, with a spokesperson for Welsh Water saying: “On 9th July, a road cyclist had an accident in the Elan Valley area which resulted in an air ambulance being called out to the scene.

“Our rangers reacted quickly, working closely with emergency services to ensure the rider received the necessary medical attention. We’d like to thank Wales Air Ambulance for their support and wish the cyclist a full recovery.”

The Elan Valley posted a statement on their Facebook account following the incident, encouraging locals and visitors alike to donate to the charity, which is only kept alive by annual fundraising.

“A big thank you to the Wales Air Ambulance charity for their response to an incident in the Elan Valley today,” they said.

“We are so lucky to have this charity looking after us across Wales, so please donate if you can, either in the Elan Valley Visitor Centre collection box or online.”

To find out more about the charity, the lifesaving services they provide and to donate, visit https://www.walesairambulance.com/donatewaa.