Potholes in roads present a particular hazard for cyclists – either because they have to swerve to avoid them or risk coming off or damaging their bike if they ride over them.
Initial indications are the the new Cheshire West and Chester Council respond quickly to reports of hazardous potholes. One Campaign member found that the Council had filled a hole in his road within 48 hours of it being reported through Cycling UK’s Fill That Hole website.
Any member of the public can visit the Fill That Hole website to report potholes in the road. All reports are forwarded on to the relevant Highway Authority for priority action. If any accidents to cyclists occur at the reported site after the report, Cycling UK will be able to provide legally valid evidence of the report.
If you do report a pothole to the council using Cycling UK’S website, you may wish return here to submit a comment describing the outcome and speed of response.