Sir Richard Branson has suffered “nasty” accidents after hitting a pothole and falling off his bike within the British Virgin Islands, the billionaire has revealed
The Virgin founder mentioned he took “fairly an enormous tumble”, posting a photograph on Instagram displaying him with a bloody elbow alongside a fellow bike owner who additionally got here a cropper.
Sir Richard posted: “I hit a pothole and crashed laborious, leading to one other hematoma on my hip and a nasty lower elbow, however amazingly nothing damaged.
“We have been biking with Alex Wilson, who fell after me, however fortunately he was okay as effectively.
“I am counting myself very fortunate, and grateful for protecting myself energetic and wholesome.
“In spite of everything, the courageous could not reside ceaselessly however the cautious don’t reside in any respect!”
It isn’t the primary time the 73-year-old has discovered himself with a cycling-related harm.
In 2018, the mogul thought he had damaged his again after being thrown off his bike throughout a charity race.
And in 2016, he mentioned he feared he would die after smashing head-first onto the street throughout a high-speed bike crash.
He was on a coaching trip along with his two grown-up youngsters on the British Virgin Islands when he flew off his bicycle.
On that event he revealed: “I used to be heading down a hill in direction of Leverick Bay when it out of the blue received actually darkish and I managed to hit a ‘sleeping policeman’ hump within the street head on.
“The following factor I knew, I used to be being hurled over the handlebars and my life was actually flashing earlier than my eyes.”
After the crash he was taken to Miami for X-rays and scans, the place it was discovered that he had suffered a cracked cheek and torn ligaments.
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The billionaire claims to have counted 76 near-death experiences in his life, in response to his autobiography, starting in 1972 on his honeymoon along with his first spouse, when a fishing boat he was on sank.
He additionally beforehand crash-landed in a discipline in 1976 after he unintentionally took off in a microlight plane he “had no concept” find out how to fly.
The engine additionally exploded on the primary Virgin Atlantic take a look at flight in 1984 and, two years later, he pulled the improper wire skydiving and was falling by means of the air earlier than his teacher managed to tug the spare wire.
He has additionally had a number of mishaps whereas on scorching air balloons, wing-walking on a Virgin jet, and leaping off a on line casino in Las Vegas.