Dan Walker felt ‘safe and secure’ getting back on his bike after crash

Dan Walker's bike crash
Dan Walker’s bike crash

Dan Walker has said he felt “safe and secure” after getting back on his bike after a serious accident last month.

The 46-year-old former BBC Breakfast presenter previously revealed that he had been knocked off his bike by a car by sharing a series of images of his bloodied and bruised face on social media.

Walker, who left the BBC to join 5 News on Channel 5 last year, shared an image of himself riding his bike in London on Monday, writing: “I got back on the bike for the first time today and felt safe.

“New bike, new helmet… just disappointed that I didn’t manage to match the socks to the frame.”

Walker was involved in the crash in Sheffield, where he lives, on February 20.

Following the incident, he kept his followers informed of his recovery on social media and announced his return to Channel 5 earlier this month after 10 days of recovery at home.

After confirming his return to work, Walker also revealed that he had been using videos of his 2021 Strictly Come Dancing experience with former dance partner Nadiya Bychkova to test himself for a concussion.

Speaking to Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, Walker said: “So I watch some of my old dance (videos) and then stop them and I was testing my brain and body to think: ‘Does my brain know what the next move is? is and can my body remember it?’ And he did it every time.

“So I told Nadiya that she helped me with my recovery from this accident, so Strictly helps me even years later.”

Walker has previously said he is “sure” he was not at fault for the incident, but was unable to elaborate on it due to an ongoing police investigation.


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