Coroner tells inquest that pothole caused cyclist's death

An e-bike rider sustained fatal head injuries in June after crashing because he hit a deep pothole in the road

Cyclist died after hitting pothole
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An inquest has heard that a pothole was responsible for an e-bike rider’s death in Ashford, Kent, after the cyclist sustained fatal head injuries by coming off his bike and hitting his head on the road. 

The inquest at the coroner's court in Maidstone heard that 22-year-old man Algert Lleshi hit a deep pothole in the road that he couldn't see, causing him to crash on June 2.  

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.