'I'm lucky to be here' - Gordon Ramsay urges people to wear a bike helmet after he suffered 'really bad accident'

TV chef says helmet 'saved his life' during recent crash

Gordon Ramsay in a chef jacket next to Gordon Ramsay riding a bicycle
(Image credit: @GordonRamsay/Getty Images)

TV chef Gordon Ramsay has said he is lucky to be alive after crashing his bicycle, and has urged cyclists to wear a helmet.

The 57-year-old, who has competed in triathlons and Ironman events, revealed the details of a "really bad accident" he had recently while riding his bike. He shared a video on X on Saturday afternoon, writing that he was "thankful for my helmet that saved my life". 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.