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

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

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

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

He could be seen on the yellow-framed bike, whilst dressed in a blue top, black trousers and orange socks.

A determined smile was on his face and he wore a helmet on his head as he embarked on his bike ride, but many of his followers questioned why he didn't also have a high-vis jacket on.

One fan commented: "Errr – Dan – where is your hi-viz??? Be safe, be seen.." whilst another wrote: "I recommend a hi vis jacket."

A third wrote: "Not being funny get a high viz vest…it helps…people will see you better…I nearly got knocked off twice b4 I got one…"

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

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

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

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

“So I told Nadiya that she’s helped me with my recovery from this accident, so Strictly does help even years after.”

Walker has said previously he is “confident” that he was not to blame for the incident, but could not go into details due to an ongoing police investigation.

On 25 February, Dan shared a number of photographs of his injuries, including one of him in the back of the ambulance with a swollen nose, bruised eyes and blood running down his face.

He wrote on Instagram: "Not quite the week I had planned but I’m on the mend.

"I’m very grateful for all your kind messages & for my family & lovely friends. I’m also thankful for the paramedics, the police & the people who looked after me in A & E."


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