Reporting potholes

Anyone who rides on the roads will know how dangerous a pothole can be, especially at this time of year when they are often full of water so look quite innocuous but can eat your wheel!

So it is worth reporting any serious potholes to the relevant local authority; see links below for Fillthathole.org.UK or use their Fill that Hole app. The local authority can’t possibly know where all of the potholes are, so they rely on people reporting them so they can come out and fill them…. it is surprisingly satisfying to see that action has actually been taken as a result of submitting a report!

If you have a serious incident it is important to take the correct action; most importantly take a picture and see if there were any witnesses. The Cycling UK link below explains what to do and how to make a claim.

Useful links:

Fill that Hole UK www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49319760

Cycling UK www.cyclinguk.org/article/what-should-i-do-if-i-hit-pothole
or www.cyclinguk.org/article/one-show-pothole-wars-why-cyclists-need-potholes-be-fixed

Sheffield City Council www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/roads-pavements/report-road-problems
Incident/accident reporting www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/travel-transport/report-cycle-incident-accident

Derbyshire CC www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/roads-traffic/road-maintenance/potholes/potholes.aspx