Nine taken to hospital after bike crash near Christchurch

Nine people have been taken to hospital after a bike crash in Christchurch.
Nine people have been taken to hospital after a bike crash in Christchurch. Photo credit: Getty

Nine people have been taken to hospital after a large group of cyclists crashed in Leeston, near Christchurch.

Two people were transported by helicopter - one in a serious condition and the other moderate. 

The seven others have minor injuries. 

A St John spokesperson told Newshub there were about 40 cyclists riding in the group. 

The cyclists were racing at the time in a weekly event with traffic management in place.

The accident happened on Thursday evening and the ambulance was called at around 7:45pm.

Newshub.