Council accused of 'wriggling out' of paying compensation to family of dead cyclist

Roger Hamer suffered a traumatic brain injury after going over his handlebars while cycling to the shops

Pothole on a UK road (Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Universal Images Group via Getty)

The family of a cyclist who died after hitting a pothole have accused their council of "wriggling out" of paying compensation.

Roger Hamer, 83, died after hitting a pothole three years ago in Ramsbottom, Bury, suffering a traumatic brain injury. He went over the handlebars while on the way to the shops.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.