Biker injured in high country fall

00:00, Jan 07 2014

An injured mountainbiker has been rescued by helicopter after sustaining face and neck injuries near Lake Ohau.

The 63-year-old Ashburton woman was cycling on one of the Ahuriri mountain bike tracks when she fell about 6.30pm yesterday.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said the woman's facial injuries were ''quite serious'' and would take a significant amount of time to recover from.

She was taken to Christchurch Hospital.

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The Timaru Herald