This is a pothole. But not just any pothole. It is the pothole that my bike has fallen into twice this week. I say “fallen into” in the loosest sense of the word – the hole is probably 4ocms long but when you are cycling in the dark, it is difficult to spot until, with a thud of the metal rim of my front wheel against the tarmac edge of the hole, its presence it made more than abundantly clear. I took this picture earlier this evening; the passing motorists probably thought I was bonkers. Perhaps I am.