A popular Alstonville doctor has been airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition after crashing into a tree on an early morning bike ride in Alstonville this morning.
A spokesperson for Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter said two male riders were cycling together at Dillons Lane when the bike of one of them left the road, throwing the cyclist into a tree.
APN media identified the injured cyclist as Dr Nigel Chamberlain of the Alstonville Medical Centre.
The helicopter was called to the site at 7.45am.
Dr Chamberlain suffered head and chest injuries and was flown to hospital at 9.15am.
The helicopter ambulance has since returned to base.