'The scariest thing is that there was no warning' - The cyclist left with 13 fractures in pothole crash

Andy Bevan went from riding to lying on the road in North Somerset in an instant thanks to a poor road surface

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For Andy Bevan, his bike ride on 4 September was just designed to be a short one as his wife, Gwen, test out her new wheels, on a regular route from Portishead to Clevedon in North Somerset, England.

However, what followed next was anything but regular. On a gentle descent down into the seaside town, Andy hit a series of cracks in the road which had been obscured by the light and dappling on the road, causing him to crash heavily.

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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.