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Dan Walker back on his bike after horror crash that left him bloodied and bruised

TV presenter Dan Walker says he felt "safe and secure" as he got back on his bike after a nasty crash.

The 46-year-old former BBC Breakfast presenter was injured after he was knocked off his bike by a car last month. Images shared by him on social media showed his bloodied and bruised face.

Dan, who left the BBC to join 5 News on Channel 5 last year, has now shared an image of himself riding his bike in London. On Monday, he wrote on Twitter: "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."

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Thousands of people "liked" his tweet and praised him for getting back on his bike. One said: "Kudos to you Dan I remember the first time I went back on the bike I was so nervous I had to build myself up to going back on the roads and avoided the area of impact for a week but I soon got back into a normal routine well done though honestly it takes courage after something."

Another added: "Well for getting back on the bike! Huge courage after what happened! Well done Dan!"

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, he 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, Dan 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.

Dan Walker after his accident (Dan Walker/Twitter)

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

The broadcaster 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.

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