Danny in action

A Swiss mountain biker had to be airlifted to safety after being injured while apparently trying to copy Skye's daredevil cyclist, Danny MacAskill.

The woman was found injured in the Coirie Lagan area after apparently falling while riding through the rocky terrain.

Although wearing all the right protective gear she still sustained a broken leg after falling during the accident which happened at around 2,000 ft up the mountain side

Danny made his 2014 short film The Ridge in the Cuillin featuring a range of stunts and since viewed by over 50 million people on YouTube.

A Mountain Rescue spokesman said: "We have been coming across people on bikes in places they shouldn't really be.

"Once they do get to these places they soon realise that in reality it is a very different prospect from what they thought it would be like.

"Our message is please don't try and be like Danny MacAskill."