[A] man has been taken to hospital after a road traffic collision occurred near Edenhall.
Police were called at 5:17pm.
The collision involved a car and a motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, a 69-year-old man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
The A686 was closed between the B6412 and Salkeld Road.
All lanes have now reopened.
Any witnesses are asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.