Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton warns of dangers of potholes
Britain's roads must be made safer for cyclists, says Olympic cyclist, Victoria Pendleton. With an average of ten potholes each mile throughout the UK, and pushing 2 million in total following the recent bad weather, the world sprint champion is calling for all councils to repair our damaged roads. Potholes appear when water freezes again and again in cracks in the road surface, forcing them to widen. These cause considerable danger to cyclists and drivers alike, leading to many commuters deciding to take alternative transport. 'We have to make our roads safer and more accessible for cyclists who often lack confidence to ride their bikes in and around urban areas because of poor road surfaces,' says Pendleton.
ZEST SAYS: We agree, Victoria. When we launched Zest's Cycle Safe Campaign, it was not only to encourage free local cycle training and a reduction in the number of female cycling deaths on our roads, but also to encourage more women to enjoy the many benefits of cycling - from health and fitness, to eco and financial. Fixing potholes on the roads will be a great incentive for more nervous cyclists to get back on their bikes with confidence.
Posted: 24/01/2011 at 12:35
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