GEE Atherton has shared footage of his horrific crash earlier in the year to highlight the dangers of sport.

The Llangynog downhill mountain bike star sustained broken bones, a punctured lung and was left to recover in hospital for a fortnight following his crash during an event called 'The Knife's Edge' near Dinas Mawddy.

Gee has not shied away from revealing the less glamorous side of extreme sport and the potential dangers.

He said: "These Big Mountain projects are really important to me, they take a lot of physical and mental effort and they carry a lot of risk.

"It’s easy for people to forget that when there are incredible athletes pumping out perfect edits week after week, not just in mountain biking, it’s the same in all extreme sports."

Gee insisted it was important to show the real fear extreme athletes overcome to train and compete and for followers of his videos to know the less glamorous side of the business.

He said: "Looking back over the previous edits in this series I’m talking about how afraid I feel. That’s not a performance it' s very, very real.

"It’s important to me to show the reality behind this kind of project; when I talk about waking up in the night it’s the possibility of this level of injury that’s haunting me

"I feel like when we’re demonstrating an unending line of successes the risk gets lost in the celebrations so I just wanted to pause for a moment and take a look at when and how things go wrong."

However Gee insisted challenging his limits was something he would remain drawn to

He said: "I’m attracted to the boldness that’s necessary to push to that point. For me it’s all about overcoming an obstacle and someone just happens to film me, I don’t set out with a film in mind but I do constantly seek out opportunities to do things that nobody has done before, to go beyond my comfort zone.

"The knowledge that it will take absolutely everything you have to succeed is a huge motivation and I want to show that I went into this with my eyes open."

Looking back on his crash the downhill star insisted he had no regrets.

"I think it’s important to show that this wasn’t an impossible line to ride, it was very technical, very intimidating and it was right at the limit but in fact I successfully rode every section several times for most parts.

"There is enough footage for us to have edited together a complete clean run. But it wouldn’t be real.

"I knew the risks and fully accepted the level of injuries that were likely if it did go

wrong. People think that I’m wild but I couldn’t have survived this long without being super-calculated.

"But it just goes to show, however much you plan, however great your support crew, your bike, your

preparations, when you are riding at the edge nothing is100 per cent.

"It went wrong but I don’t regret trying."

Gee is now focusing on his recovery while thanking his crew who supported him following his crash.

He said: "Red Bull hooked me up with the very best aftercare and I will always be grateful to all of them.

"I can honestly say that being injured hasn’t put me off this kind of riding. The thought of more of these challenges is the light at the end of the tunnel."