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Mar 09

Posts: 768

jonny68 says:

Local roads ruined !

The council in their great wisdom have blitzed most of the B roads in my local area and covered them in chippings. This is their cheap short term fix to resurfacing poor road surfaces.

Trouble is they rarely clear the excess properly and leave great strips of accumulated gravel everywhere.

Took the baby CBR out today only to be confronted by these lethal road surfaces. Well p-ssed. I know they leave the excess to be bedded in by the traffic but that was weeks ago. :mad:

Rant over

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Sep 10

Posts: 44

drummingsim says:


Only thinking about the four wheeled variety of motorist mate :mad: Most of the guys at the council won't know anything except their cushy cars.

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Jan 11

Posts: 32

festival says:


if you or your bike get damaged you can claim from the local council

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Apr 07

Posts: 462

DrFutura says:

Found this last thursday

section of A49 (major flaming TRUNK road) for about two miles near Weaverham in Cheshire. Bloody annoying as this treatment does NOT improve road surfaces.

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Jan 11

Posts: 204

frazmataz says:


Same here. Looks like i'll have to get the cage fired up and finish the job off for em:eyebrows:

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Sep 10

Posts: 51

dom501 says:

I nearly came off

I was having an assesement ride with a copper at the time. I'm a new rider and pretty inexperienced, and was cornering on a part of the road that had just been re-surfaced (road chippings). My front wheel slid out... I needed a new set of pants after. After the assesement the copper said it happened because I was riding in the diesel line (centre of the road), speed was fine.
I approach chippings with a lot of caution now bloody dangerous!   

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Nov 02

Posts: 1331

norris says:


Back wheel on my RSV was buckled, tried claiming off council because of very high road humps and dropping into pothole right after..They refused the claim stating 'the humps are within guidelines.'

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Apr 07

Posts: 2292

Chip off the old block

Loose chippings are ok after a few weeks, just be careful of junctions as it seems to take longer for the chippings to disperse.

As for claiming off the council, MAG have some information on how to get your local council to sort dangerous pot holes etc. I think I'm correct in saying that once a complaint is logged they are legally bound to fix the problem or they become liable in the case of an accident

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Dec 10

Posts: 39

Badgerbanger says:


Claiming could be much tougher than you think.

I had my car damaged by a pothole..needed 3 new suspension springs! Thank crap I wasn't on the bike when I hit that monster. :unsure:

The council wrote back saying that they inspected the road in 2010 and it was OK then and the potohle was new and would be dealt with. Because they check every road (so they say) every 3 years they say that they have maintained their duty of care to the public and are therefore not liable.

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Mar 06

Posts: 262

Fazerpod says:


Council have seen fit to do this round my way....

I've had a new windscreen £70 excess, plus two chips filled - but the worst was a chip in the aircon resulting in a bill for £350 for a new one plus £50 to refill it.

Not happy.:mad:  At least I've not binned the bike though.  Leave the bike - binning to my husband, he's far better at it than me :roll eyes:


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Feb 05

Posts: 320

jonwat9r says:

the faults

remain in the surface they dont level road surface just throw a lot of stones over them!! with a bit of tar layed in as well cheap short term however long trm as anything its cheaper to do it properly!!

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