Riding with helmet and high viz on a cycle path. The dog came hurtling out of the undergrowth to my left straight into my front wheel. The bike threw me off and in a split second I was on the deck in extreme pain. Para medics came eventually and after a few hours of painful transport, I found myself in a specialist pelvic injuries unit in Bristol. My thigh bone had gone through my hip joint (the acetabular). Brilliant surgeons have rebuilt my hip but now I face 6 weeks of light pressure on the leg (on crutches). My question is this - has anyone else experienced damage to the hip like this and how long before even a bit of gentle cycling could be contemplated?