1.4 million filled in, but no solution on the horizon: Join Cycling Weekly's war on potholes

The UK’s crumbling roads are a serious hazard for every cyclist. Adam Becket investigates

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While researching the UK’s growing pothole problem, I didn’t expect another incident to occur, yet such is the terrible state of the roads, it did. 

On the way home from a club ride in the middle of August, in good conditions, a rider in my group went over a pothole, and came down hard. There might have been no serious injuries, but still road rash to be soothed, and bike parts to be sourced.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.