Fill that hole

Fill that hole

Potholes are hazardous to cyclists while rough road surfaces make cycling more uncomfortable and requires more energy to ride over. Fill that hole allows you to report potholes anywhere in the country directly to the highway authority.

For decades CTC provided members with 'pothole cards' which allowed them to send details of potholes or other road defects to the relevant highway authority. Highway authorities welcome pothole reports from the public; although they remain ultimately responsible for inspecting and maintaining the road network.

In 2007 CTC launched a website which replaced the pothole cards with a simple interface which allowed road users to email in reports to local highway authorities. Since its launch over 65,000 road defects have been reported, over 20,000 of which have been recorded as fixed. CTC urges all members to report potholes wherever they find them - particularly where the poor conditions represent a serious risk to cyclists.

Now as Cycling UK we also campaign locally and nationally to ensure that local authorities have road maintenance policies which prioritise the needs of cyclists. Cyclists suffer disproportionately from damaged road surfaces and up to 15% of cyclists injured in crashes dealt with by Cycling UK's legal services team occur due to road defects.