£40,000 needed to bring injured mountain biker home to Gala

Family and friends launch online fundraiser to cover medical costs

By John Hislop

Reporter

Border Telegraph

AN ONLINE fundraising appeal has been launched to repatriate a Galashiels mountain biker who was injured in a crash whilst competing in a world championship event in Switzerland.

Darren Scott (50) is currently in hospital in Switzerland after suffering two broken ribs and damage to his back and pancreas in the smash which took place on 12 September.

The former Scottish masters champion was airlifted to the hospital and in addition to his injuries he is also being monitored for internal bleeding.

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