25/07/22 Lost cyclist near White Barrow

Incident 18. We were called at 00:33 by Police Control to assist a lone, male cyclist who was lost on the track between White Barrow and Broad Down.

He was reported to be cold but uninjured. We deployed from the Quarry Car Park above Peter Tavy and deployed two teams in our team Landrovers along the track to White Barrow.

We also attempted two phone locations texts before we got confirmation of location. A team located the cyclist at 02:40, assessed and then escorted him back to our waiting vehicles. The police gave him, and his bike, a lift back to his accommodation in Moretonhampstead. It transpired that he was undertaking a charity cycle ride from Land’s End to john O’Groats, but his navigation system had diverted him via a Dartmoor bridleway !

Vehicles were returned to the Rescue Centre by 04:30 and members were home by 05:00, on Monday morning!

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