Sir Richard Branson was involved in another accident in the Virgin Islands (Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Sir Richard Branson has shown the extent of his injuries after a shocking cycling accident.

The Virgin tycoon, 73, revealed his bloody scratches after hitting a pothole and falling off his bike in Virgin Gorda.

Branson posted a photo on his Instagram page alongside Alex Wilson, with whom he also rode a bike, as the businessman sported a bloody arm.

He came away with a few more cuts and bruises as he revealed the accident, which occurred after he 'nearly died' in a high-speed bike crash in 2016, caused a bruise on his hip.

'I took a big fall while cycling in Virgin Gorda not too long ago!' he wrote in the caption.

“I hit a hole and hit it hard, resulting in another bruise on my hip and a nasty cut on my elbow, but surprisingly nothing broken. We were cycling with Alex Wilson who fell behind me, but luckily he was ok too.

The Virgin founder took to Instagram to share his ordeal (Photo: Instagram/Richard Branson)

'I'm considering myself very lucky and grateful to stay active and healthy. After all, the brave may not live forever, but the cautious don't!'

It's not the first time Branson has been involved in a bicycle accident in the Virgin Islands, after the billionaire crashed head first into the road during a workout with his children in 2016.

He was rushed to Miami for x-rays and tests, where it was discovered he had a broken cheekbone and torn ligaments.

'I was walking down a hill towards Leverick Bay when it suddenly became very dark and I managed to hit a “sleeping policeman” in the road,' He wrote.

“The next thing I knew, I was being thrown over the handlebars and my life was literally flashing before my eyes. I really thought I was going to die.

'I went flying head first towards the concrete road, but luckily my shoulder and cheek took the impact.'

Sir Richard Branson after being involved in a cycling accident

It comes after the businessman has a near-death experience in another bicycle accident (Photo: PA)
Branson credits wearing a helmet with saving his life (Photo: PA)

His bike was less fortunate as it went flying off the cliff.

“I really couldn’t believe I was alive, let alone that I wasn’t paralyzed,” he said, adding that wearing a helmet saved his life.

In 2021, Branson feared he broke his back when he fell off his bike during a charity event.

“I was navigating a steep bend, with a huge cliff to my left, a car coming up the hill and my fellow Striver, Felix Stellmaszek, in front of me passing the car,” he wrote on his blog.

“I applied both brakes, but they didn’t respond. I was going faster and faster, with my options being falling off the cliff, crashing into the car, or potentially bumping into Felix. [Stellmaszek].

'I shouted to Felix a warning – “the brakes don’t work!” – but he didn't have a chance to get out of the way. We fell – hard.

Sir Richard Branson after being involved in a cycling accident

In 2021, he was rushed to hospital after another cycling accident (Photo: PA)

'We both fell off our bikes and our heads and bodies hit the concrete road.

“There is no doubt that wearing helmets saved our lives – it is not the first time this has happened.

“We both lay on the road while the rest of the team gathered around us.

“I remained motionless, hoping I hadn’t broken my back or paralyzed myself. I slowly moved my limbs and was relieved that they responded. Fortunately, Felix was fine too.

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