Sunday 26 April 2009

Another cycling pothole injury

A WOMAN left unconscious after falling off her bicycle trying to avoid a pothole in a Biggin Hill road has called for better road repairs. Mary Ireland, 61, was riding along Buckhurst Road with nine other cyclists from the Meridian Cycling Club on the way from High Elms to Oxted when the accident happened.

She said: "We always call out if there's a bit of bad road. Because it's a really bad road, it was 'hole; mind the hole'. I remember feeling very unsure about how bad it was. I'm an experienced cyclist. We weren't going fast."

Council spokesman Andrew Rogers said: "One of our highways inspectors has looked at the road and we will be making a repair at a particular location on the road." He added Buckhurst Road is provisionally on the list to be resurfaced in two years' time.