Taupo cyclist breaks leg on Cycle Challenge

Last updated 16:13 24/11/2012

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A woman taking part in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has broken her leg after crashing off her bike.

Greenlea Rescue Helicopter pilot Nat Every said they received a call earlier this afternoon after the woman fell from her bike and suffered a fractured femur.

She was flown to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.

The Cycle Challenge is one of the largest in New Zealand, attracting thousands of people with a variety of courses.

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