Have no fear. I’ve not turned into a ranting car driver, complaining that the bumps in the road spoil my journey. It’s more serious than that. I’ve come close to being thrown off my bike in recent weeks thanks to inadvertently hitting potholes. The damaged road surface pictured – on the busy dual carriageway southern approach road to Blackfriars Bridge – is quite typical: previous roadworks have not been conducted well and the road surface starts to crack and subside. Regent Street, and around Tottenham Court Road / Holborn are especially bad. How hard is it to send a few people around in a truck, dig up a small piece of road, and stick down some new tarmac? Now while I have no problem with some car drivers breaking the suspension on their vehicles, I do care if it puts a cyclist in danger or means the suspension of London buses needs to be repaired more often.