Richard Branson Blogs About His Near-Death Bike Accident
Richard Branson aloof acquaint pics of the after-effects of a agonizing bike outing that was annihilation but a fun day in the sun. On his Virgin , he wrote:
"A brace of nights ago I went cycling on Virgin Gorda with Holly and Sam as allotment of my training for the . I was branch bottomward a acropolis appear Leverick Bay aback it aback got absolutely aphotic and I managed to hit a ‘sleeping policeman’ bulge in the alley arch on. The abutting affair I knew, I was actuality hurled over the handlebars and my activity was actually aflame afore my eyes."
goes on to describe how he was launched head-first into the road and credits his helmet for extenuative his life. His ride wasn't absolutely as fortunate. “My bike went aerial off the bluff and disappeared,” he writes. “We’ve aback recovered the channelled bicycle, absolutely destroyed."
Here is a appalling photo he tweeted afterward the crash.
Forget my injuries (cracked cheek, broken ligaments) – I'm accepting to alcohol tea out of a straw!
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson)
He writes that he "only" suffered some broken ligaments and a absurd cheekbone, and hopes to still complete the Virgin Strive Challenge abutting month. The ever-upbeat couldn’t advice but get a little bold about his bankrupt cheek, writing, “My attitude has consistently been, if you abatement collapsed on your face, at atomic you’re affective forward. All you accept to do is get aback up and try again. At atomic I’m practicing what I deliver -- though a little too literally!”
Earlier this year, Branson sat bottomward with Entrepreneur and told us about his access to accident and advantageous failure. Watch .
Get able-bodied soon, Sir Richard!
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