A mountain biker is in a stable condition after he was airlifted to Orange hospital on Thursday.
The man, aged 46, was riding along the Yabba trail at the base of Mount Canobolas after hitting a tree at high speed at about 11.30am.
The rider, from Bathurst, was riding with a small group of people.
- Video: A section of the Yabba Trail, taken by Adam Lipscomb in May ...
A Central West Police District spokesperson said a man had "hit a tree at speed" while riding down a trail and had chest and arm injuries as a result of the crash.
Emergency services, including police, ambulance, the State Emergency Service and the Rural Fire Service were called to a mountain bike trail at the base of the mountain just after noon, with a helicopter called a short time after.
MAP: Where area the crash and the airlift happened ...
He is still in Orange hospital in a stable condition.
Police cleared space near the Scout Hall at Lake Canobolas for the helicopter to land at about 1.30pm, with landing near the Rural Fire Service station at Lake Canobolas also considered.
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