Britain's pothole crisis: Over 24,000 miles of road need urgent repair

You may have noticed the surface of your local roads are in desperate need of repair - you are not alone

You'll need hardwearing road bike tyres for your commute

An Australian motorbike organisation has called for cyclists to wear identification numbers

The current condition of the road network in England and Wales has been revealed after an independent report found that over 24,000 miles of local roads are in need of essential maintenance.

Cyclists regularly using Britain's roads will be well aware of the number of potholes and road defects affecting many stretches of roads – and the danger posed by them. The recent cold weather, ice and snow has broken up road surfaces further.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.