FILL IT IN!
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 fillthathole.org.uk to upload hazard details. In the meantime, always make sure you use group riding signals so that you can alert other cyclists.