Potholes due to lack of maintenance
Why our roads are in such a bad state Blog
Just 0.9% of the minor road network is resurfaced or strengthened each year, and a further 3.1% is surface dressing, down from double that figure, 20 years ago. The failure to maintain the roads has led to the growth in potholes reported by local authorities over recent years.
Potholes are a huge concern of cyclists on rural lanes
2 million potholes repaired last year News
Over £100m was spent filling potholes in England and Wales last year, and over £15m paid out in compensation to those injured or their vehicles damaged, according to new figures from the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey, published today.
Hazardous road surface around a drain - similar to that hit by Martyn Uzzell
Cyclist killed due to pothole, says coroner News
The cyclist, Martyn Uzzell, hit the pothole in North Yorkshire, and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. His widow called on the local authority to repair the roads properly in advance of the arrival of le Tour de France in 2014.
New York track built through maintenance work. Photo D Passmore (CC licence)
CTC calls on councils to fund cycle facilities through road maintenance programmes News
As the Government proposes a £50m fund for maintaining pedestrian and cycling routes, CTC calls for councils to maximise the synergies between their cycling programmes and their planned road maintenance budgets.
The River Wey and towpath - normally a cycle route
Cycling through the floods Blog
The last few weeks of flooding have brought challenges and dangers, and shows how fragile our cycling infrastructure is. Chris Peck examines some of the problems the flooded conditions have brought - and asks for your experiences.
Cycling and Roads Minister Robert Goodwill with the current app
Government backs Cycling Charity’s pothole reporting website Press Release
The Department for Transport (DfT) has pledged £30,000 to enable CTC, the national cycling charity to revamp its 'Fill That Hole’ pothole reporting website and develop a new app compatible with smartphones running Android software.
Brighton and Hove CTC launch 'Shed Rides' to encourage new members News
With over two thirds of bicycles stuck in a garden shed and hardly ever seeing the light of day, the Brighton and Hove CTC Member Group has come up with an ingenious plan to encourage more people to cycle in the New Year.
Cycling and Roads Minister Robert Goodwill demonstrates the 'Fill that Hole' app
Government backs CTC's pothole reporting website News
The Department for Transport (DfT) has pledged £30,000 to enable CTC, the national cycling charity to revamp its 'Fill That Hole’ pothole reporting website and develop a new app compatible with smartphones running Android software. The current system is only available on Iphone.
A collage of potholes
Don't just fill potholes - start again with streets Blog
At a conference on road maintenance this week, Chris Peck explained the dangers faced by cyclists from poor road maintenance, and suggested that savings could be made by doing more to factor in cyclists needs when resurfacing.
Pothole: Photo by tejvanphotos (Creative Commons licence)
CTC tells Osborne maintaining roads is better than building them News
Cycling charity joins call for Chancellor to focus on maintaining existing roads rather than building new ones in his forthcoming Spending Review.
Cycle lane
Cycle-friendly design and planning: Overview Campaigning Views
CTC's vision is to see people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities feeling able to cycle safely and confidently for all types of journey. Designing - or re-designing - neighbourhoods, town centres and road networks to cater properly for them is essential...
The Fill That Hole iPhone app
CTC members' mobile phone apps survey results News
CTC asked its members what cycling related mobile phone apps they use.
CTC web chat - your questions answered News
CTC’s Chief Exec, Gordon Seabright, and other staff responded to your questions during a live web chat on 21 June. Questions were sent in through Twitter, Facebook and emails. Answers can be found below.
Riders on the Magnificat sportive negotiate a gravelly, blind bend
'Safety in numbers' - how it works at a micro level Blog
As near on 1,000 riders on the Magnificat sportive passed by at the weekend, I witnessed a great demonstration of safety in numbers - on a micro-level. The presence of those cyclists had a profound effect on driver behaviour.
Chris in the pothole that brought him down
Crashing into a pothole - what happened next Blog
In 2008, I was riding to work in central London when I hit a pothole, catapulting me over the handlebars into the road. I incurred nasty facial injuries and the crash destroyed my bike. CTC's legal team forced the highway authority into admitting liability, resulting in compensation being paid out.
Cyclist reporting defect to CTC's www.fillthathole.org.uk
Road maintenance and lighting Campaigning Views
All road users benefit from good road maintenance and effective lighting. Cyclists, however, suffer more than most from defects in the surface, and councils don't always light cycle paths.
A pothole recently formed on an old road work site
Are we getting to the bottom of the pothole problem? News
Why are our roads are in such a bad state? A report on potholes by the Government has been published today.

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