Driving in to work yesterday morning there's a pothole on the narrow, 4-lane single carriageway part of the Bristol Road. It's surrounding a drain cover and pretty deep. I always ride this section in the middle of the lane as it's so tight, but there are plenty that don't. Having to swerve around that at the last minute would take you into the line of cars that haven't got the space to avoid you. So around 1pm I got onto the Birmingham City Council website and reported it on their fault form. I made a point of stating that the hole was more than 25mm deep, and ticked the 'life threatening' box. I got an email 2 hours later saying that it had been repaired. And lo and behold, on passing on the way home, there was a very well filled new piece of tarmac.