A MOTORCYCLIST has raised concerns about the number of potholes on an eight-mile stretch of road in north Herefordshire.

Trevor Henderson hit a pothole on the A4113 adjacent to Brampton Bryan park near Leintwardine while he was riding his Suzuki Burgman 650 Scooter.

It buckled his tyre, which he said caused £740-worth of damage, and almost threw him off his bike.

The pothole has since been repaired but Mr Henderson, who lives in Telford and regularly travels on the A4113 to Wales, said he is concerned about the number of potholes on that road.

He said: "I am putting my life at risk. There are just too many."

Mr Henderson said he counted 43 potholes on the stretch of road.

He added: "I think it is very bad for Herefordshire to let the roads get as bad as this."

A Herefordshire Council spokesman said: "Herefordshire Council, working in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, can confirm that the A4113 is inspected by a qualified Highways Inspector on a regular basis.

"Any potholes exceeding the intervention levels detailed in the Highways Maintenance Plan are logged for repair by our operatives. We are suitably resourced to meet demand and potholes awaiting repair on the A4113 will be fixed within the required timescales."