On The Road

We are all concerned about safety on our roads, both in terms of the condition of our local road surfaces and the level of care shown by all road users in our area.

This page is dedicated to matters such as potholes and other hazards including driving that is considered dangerous. You may also be interested in posts within the 'Campaigning' category.

Road & Cycle Route Repairs

Reporting dangerous road surfaces

We have established contact with East Riding and Hull City councils and have begun recording, reporting and monitoring road/cycle surfaces that pose a danger to cyclists. Anyone can already contact our local councils about potholes, but the more information available to our members the better.

The CTC smartphone app 'Fill That Hole' and a bike mounted Cycliq FLY12 HD video camera are being used for recording and reporting to the local councils. It would be great if members, whilst out on our local roads, contribute to this process by identifying potholes and other hazards that create a danger to cyclists. Should you come across anything of concern, or a previously reported hazard that has been fixed, please send a text or email, ideally with a photo and exact location. Contact details at the foot of this post.

Dangerous driving

It appears that aggressive drivers are on the increase, and most club riders have experienced incidents of dangerous driving. Common examples of bad driving include: overtaking the group where it is not safe to do so, drivers failing to slow down on single track roads and passing too close. We should also be aware that many vehicles and all buses are equipped with dashboard cameras – be aware and ride according to the highway code. The bike mounted video camera used on some of our
Sunday rides is equipped with incident recording facilities and footage will be used to report dangerous driving to the police. Cycle or helmet mounted cameras are increasingly being used in our cities by cycle commuters. As club riders, we are generally exposed to increased danger from faster traffic, particularly on narrow country roads.

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The picture shows a driver that had passed eight of us without registering the fact that two horses were in the middle of the road, causing him to cut in and stop amongst us. The video recorded our shouted "horses ahead" warning before the car overtook us.

Current and recent hazard reports:

1. Harland way Skidby cycle path – Repositioning of lamppost – Done
2. Cottingham Beverley cycle paths – Sweep grit and trim vegetation – Underway
3. Beverley to White Cross cycle paths – Sweep grit and trim vegetation – Underway
4. Cliffe Road Newbald to Cliffe – many potholes and poor patching – Reported

If you would like to report details of poor road surfaces or have concerns about other road users contact me on 07985347588 or via the Contacts query form.

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