Cyclists' guide to dealing with potholes

A couple of very poor winters coupled with a shortage of repair funds means potholes are everywhere. Here’s how to deal with them

According to published figures it will take £12 billion and 14 years to fix the backlog of road repairs and potholes on British roads, so, as cyclists, we have no choice but to accept they are a presence on the roads.

There’s a particularly nasty breed of pothole that looks like a mini sinkhole. Square edged and several inches deep, these holes will puncture, bend or even flip a wheel. Unlike shallower holes, which can just about be bumped over, these collapsed surfaces are to be avoided at all times.

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