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Outdoor activity side tends to be people who get lost, get hypothermic. We also get a lot of dehydration where they're not drinking enough, so they start to act erratically, they start to wander into places where they shouldn't be. We get people getting stuck but we also get a lot of ankle sprains, slip, trips and falls is quite common. And also people who would exerting themselves hill walking, mountain climbing, that sort of stuff, are more prone to having heart attacks. And again, they're in the middle of nowhere, so it's difficult to get to them. We're talking about Helimed responses, we're talking about mountain rescue responses.

But anybody that's taking outdoor activities like mountain biking and this sort of stuff, you fall off a mountain bike onto a nice piece of soft grass, it's not going to do you any harm, but if you come down a hill at 40 miles an hour and hit a tree on a mountain bike, it's going to do just the same damage as it would be if you're on a motorbike hitting a car at 40 miles an hour. So, again, you've gotta remember that if you're partaking in these sports, people know where you are, people know what time you're supposed to be back, people know where you're going exactly and also you personally are wearing the right protective equipment for the sport that you're partaking in.

Don't cut corners, get the right stuff, wear it properly, ride and work within your skills, and you should be fine, but if you get injured, remember, signals don't work necessarily on mobile phones in the mountains and off the beaten track, trying to actually pinpoint where you are can be difficult. So, go prepared. Don't go out to do country sports and country activities without having some way of communicating and some way of looking after yourself if it goes wrong.