BBC Breakfast: Louise Minchin asks Joe Wicks for ankle advice
BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin, 52, has taken to Twitter to announce that she is still planning on going ahead with an upcoming cycling challenge. However, the star’s inspiring attitude sparked concern online, as she is still recovering from a foot injury.
Louise previously posted images on social media of her bandaged foot, which left her unable to present alongside her co-host Dan Walker on BBC Breakfast a few weeks ago.
Showing that she is determined to return to her passion for triathlons eventually, the journalist shared a post from former Olympic track cyclist Chris Hoy, who is also taking part in the lockdown bike challenge for charity.
It read: “Annnnnd….. the final announcement before Sunday’s finale ride on @GoZwift is that we will also be joined by @MarkCavendish!!!
“Don’t miss out on the chance to ride with him, @GeraintThomas86, myself and a host of stars, all for @DoddieGump!”
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Louise added in view of her 198,000 followers: “Woo hoo, I can safely say that’s a first to be on the same bike ride as @MarkCavendish any triathletes out there want to join me?
“I will be at the back keeping a nice steady pace,” she divulged, in a bid to reassure fans in the wake of her injury.
In spite of Louise’s enthusiastic post, one Twitter user was quick to point out that she should be resting.
They replied in the comments section of her post: “You deserve a rest…
“But this is probably next best thing…,” they added alongside a crying with laughter emoji.
Louise appeared to appreciate the concern for her wellbeing, as she wrote back with two laughing emojis.
Louise admitted earlier this week that she was excited about taking part in the virtual bike ride, as she urged others to join.
“Really looking forward to this, I will be the one at the back, helping to sweep up anyone else like me who might be off the pace!” the BBC host remarked.
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Doddie’s is a mass participation exercise event running through January 2021.
The charity bike ride aims to raise money for people affected by motor neurone disease.
It comes after Louise returned to BBC Breakfast after taking time off to recover last month.
The star had previously shared she was “uncertain” about her recovery time as she returned to her job sporting a walking boot, which protects fractures, and crutches.
Louise’s foot injury was a result of the presenter not having her ankle checked early enough after sustaining an injury training for a triathlon last year.
“Instead of seeing a doctor I wrapped it, iced it, took some painkillers, and stopped running for three weeks before Norseman,” Louise explained.
“It worked, and although it was tough, I finished the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and marathon, limping but ecstatic at the sense of achievement.”
She later discovered that she had broken a bone in her foot and had also snapped an ankle ligament.
After having surgery to reconstruct her bones, Louise said she had no idea how long it would take for her to fully recover.
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