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Nightmare on Halloween for rider in Warwickshire; man sustained injuries to arm and face

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service came to the rescue of a cyclist on Friday evening after he fell off his bike and his arm became trapped in a cattle grid.

Firefighters were called to the scene by paramedics treating the man at the incident on a cycle path off Cryfield Grange Road, Stoneleigh, near Kenilworth.

It took an hour and a half for them to cut the man free, after which he was taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Ian Inglesant tweeted that the cyclist, who has not been named, had sustained “an arm injury and slight facial injury.”

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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