“Some guys are in to it, some guys aren’t, and I wasn’t prior to the accident,” he continued. “But it helps you work on your weaknesses; my core and back were slightly weak, but now I’ve had time to flip that on its head. Hopefully that will help me long term - that’s a big piece of the puzzle.
“But if I could get back to where I was before I’d be happy - anything else is just a bonus. It’s all about getting back to that level, which seems like a blooming long way away at the moment! But things move quickly, and when you get back on the bike and back doing the things you love, it should start to move pretty quick. It’s about trying to be consistent day in, day out.”
Having cleared every hurdle put in front of him thus far, Luke and the team remained relaxed about putting a date on his return to action.
“There’s no real return date. We’ll just take it day-by-day, week-by-week. As soon as I can be back I’ll be back and whether that’s in two, four, six or eight months, when the date’s right the date is right.
“You’ve also got to be careful not to rush these things. I want to come back as soon as possible, but at a half decent level. I don’t want to go to races as cannon fodder - it’s about finding that balance.
“There’ll be a point when I go out on the bike and I’ll think, ‘You know what? I think I’m ready.’”