Ex-BBC presenter Dan Walker said he felt ‘safe and secure’ as he got back in the saddle for the first time since being hit by a car last month.
The 5News presenter was left with a swollen and bloodied face and a black eye after being knocked off his bike at a roundabout on Feb. 20.
The 46-year-old said he was unconscious for “about 20 minutes” after the accident in Sheffield and could not remember anything about it.
A month later, the father-of-three posted a photo of him cycling outside St Pancras station in London, adding that there were “no flashbacks.”
He shared the photo of himself riding a new yellow Gocycle, a folding e-bike, with a new helmet – but complained that his orange socks didn’t match the frame.
Dan Walker posted a picture on Instagram of him cycling for the first time since his accident in Sheffield last month
The former BBC presenter took selfies of his bloodied face from inside an ambulance after the frightening incident
Walker has made a quick recovery since his horror crash, appearing on the Ultimate News Quiz to benefit Action for Children just over two weeks later.
Last month, he announced the terrifying ordeal on Instagram, where he shared snaps of his injuries.
At the time, he wrote, “Not quite the week I had planned, but I am on the mend. ‘I am very grateful for all your kind messages & for my family & dear friends. I am also grateful to the paramedics, the police and the people who took care of me in the ER.’
Footage from a vehicle before the accident shows Walker on his bicycle when the rear wheel hit the front wing of a car.
When the car crashed into him, the father-of-three was sent sprawling onto the tarmac, narrowly avoiding driving under his wheels.
He later covered a photo of his scarred face during an appearance on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine Show.
“I am very grateful that I have been cured,” he told the presenter. Basically, there’s been a few bumps and bumps and abrasions all over the place.
“I have a badly damaged hand. I don’t want to take my pants off, Jeremy, but I have a huge bruise on my right hip right now.’
Walker said he was “deeply grateful” to the paramedics, police and those caring for him at the hospital.
The news presenter joked that his orange socks didn’t match the yellow frame of his bicycle
Footage from a car ahead shows Walker’s rear wheel hitting the car’s front wing, knocking the Strictly Come Dancing star over
The presenter previously posed for a selfie with his bike, believed to be the same bike he was using before the crash
Walker was on top form when he reunited with his former BBC Breakfast colleague Sally Nugent on March 9 for Ultimate News Quiz to benefit Action for Children.
Walker explained last week how he left home early to catch the train and rode the roundabout instead of a cycle path because it was often covered in broken glass.
The presenter said he had not been able to view the footage of the accident, but after speaking to police again, he is “convinced” that he is not at fault in the accident.
Walker has also asked to speak to the driver and said he hopes the matter can be resolved out of court.
He added: ‘I remember coming to the roundabout, I looked to the right, I saw an opening and I went.
“The next thing I remember… it’s almost an out-of-body experience. I saw myself looking at a black screen and then the screen expanded from a white circle in the center of it and into that circle came the heads of two paramedics, a police officer and the driver who hit me in the car.
“I can’t remember anything that happened during that time. I know there’s a video doing the rounds, but I haven’t watched it, I don’t want to see it, I don’t have flashbacks and I don’t want them.
“I’m just really thankful to be here, I’m okay, and the scans all say my brain is fine, so if I can get out with a few bumps and punches, then I can say I’m very thankful.” ‘