Just got back from physio and in his opinion there is probably torn muscle damage after the bike fall which is not helping the Achilles tendon. He says I must keep away from all running, the cross-trainer and the treadmill.
I am allowed to do stretching and non-weight bearing exercise like swimming and cycling.
I have to see him again at the hospital next Monday where hopefully it will be scanned for a definitive diagnosis.
Disappointing having come so far and felt so many benefits from exercise. I will have to work out a new regime for myself in order to maintain those benefits.
Good luck to everyone out there and I hope you all keep on setting and achieving your goals! A huge thank you for all the brilliant support you give on this web site. You're a great bunch of people!
HAPPY RUNNING EVERYONE!