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Hit­ting or swerv­ing to avoid a pot­hole is bad enough in a car but, on a bike, it can be cat­a­strophic.

And you don’t need to travel far to en­counter one, with an es­ti­mated de­fect on ev­ery 110 me­tres of road in the UK.

Cy­cling ex­perts are urg­ing cy­clists to re­port haz­ards they en­counter, rather than putting up with them.

“Lo­cal coun­cils have a duty to main­tain the roads, but they can only fill a pot­hole if they know about it,” says Cy­cling UK. “If you want it re­paired, you have to re­port it.”

They en­cour­age you to log onto to up­load haz­ard de­tails. In the mean­time, al­ways make sure you use group rid­ing sig­nals so that you can alert other cy­clists.

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