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Pothole that sent Bristol cyclist ‘flying’ to be fixed after he complained on social media

Victim said that if traffic had been moving, he would have been tweeting from A&E

A Clifton pothole will be fixed after a cyclist who fell victim to it tweeted about it.

The Bristol Post reports that Max Hemmings hit the pothole on Monday.



Tagging in the council, he added, “in all seriousness, without being too dramatic, if the traffic was moving I could easily be tweeting this from A&E.”

He received a response from Better By Bike which campaigns to get people cycling in the West Country, who reported the incident.

They subsequently tweeted that an order had been raised with contractors for repairs and that the work should be completed in approximately 10 working days.

In March, The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey found that 17 per cent of roads across England and Wales can be considered ‘poor’ – meaning they will need to be repaired within the next five years.

The estimated one-time catch-up cost to get roads back into reasonable condition has risen from £11.8bn in 2015/16 to £12.06bn in 2016/17.

Asphalt Industry Alliance chairman Alan Mackenzie commented: “The message from the research which informs ALARM is that highway teams simply do not have enough money to arrest the terminal decline in the condition of our local roads and the network is not resilient enough to meet the challenges ahead.”

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