Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan has posted pictures on social media of the facial injuries he received in what he says was a hit-and-run in north London.
The keen cyclist and newsreader said it happened in Kentish Town earlier this week, and was the reason why he had not been on air for a few evenings.
He said: “Here's why I haven't been on air for 2 days. A hit and run in Kentish Town yesterday. Police were fantastic.”
When another user replied: “Perhaps someone doesn’t like @SkyNews?” he said: “Haha. Plenty of suspects.”
Another fan asked: “Good job the bike is OK?”
Murnaghan said: “Sign of a true cyclist – is the bike ok? It’s all your fault.”
Murnaghan has long been a cycling fan - way back in 2009 we reported how he was cycling around the South West of England to look at how the downturn has affected the region – naturally the two day ride was dubbed the “Economic Cycle”.
Murnaghan made good use of the national cycle network for much of his ride.
He said: “One minute you're happily pedalling on a beautiful tarmac-laden cliff top route, admiring the panorama and taking in the air.
“Seconds later, the path ends without warning and you're forced onto a lethal B road, dodging the advancing vans and dodging the potholes.
“In many ways it's a useful metaphor for what has happened to the economy over the past year.
“Suddenly and without warning the decade and half of confident prosperity came to a shuddering halt.”