West Yorkshire mountain bike rider killed in fall

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A man from Holmfirth has died at a remote beauty spot in the Peak District.

Volunteers from Kinder Scout and Glossop mountain rescue teams were called to Laddow Rocks on Black Hill, north of Crowden, Derbyshire, on Sunday afternoon.

The teams, along with the North West Air Ambulance and a police helicopter, spent six hours attempting a rescue but the man died.

The man has yet to be named but is in his 50s. He had been cycling with friends when he fell about 80ft.

Laddow Rocks is an exposed outcrop of sheer rocks in a location popular with walkers, cyclists and climbers.

A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Police said a file on the man’s death had been passed to the coroner.