Man so fed up with potholes started to fill them with Pot Noodles
Mark Morell has begun cooking his lunches in the holes
A man has become so fed up with potholes he has started to cook pot noodles in them.
Mark Morell, also known as Mr Pothole, has decided to cook his lunch in the damaged roads to show just how bad the holes are.
He has teemed up with the noodle brand to urge the Government into fixing Britain’s broken roads.
He said: ‘Since nothing fills a hole like a Pot Noodle, who better to team up with to highlight the ridiculous state of the UK’s roads?’
His previous ideas of floating rubber ducks and feeding potholes cake on their birthday were unsuccessful, forcing him to think up new measures.
The 2023 Spring Budget announced £200m for road repairs, but recent surveys suggest it would cost £14bn to tackle the backlog of required road maintenance in England & Wales.
Mr Pothole was inspired to take action against the sheer number of holes after seeing his hometown, Brackley, so affected.
His previous ideas of floating rubber ducks and feeding potholes cake on their birthday were unsuccessful
‘Potholes drive road users potty and me more than most,’ he said.
‘The pothole crisis across the UK is an increasingly serious issue and something I have been campaigning on for more than 10 years.
‘During this period I have had to use my noodle with stunts to highlight just how bad potholes are, from floating plastic ducks in water filled potholes, birthday cakes, fishing rods and model submarines.’
Experts say that ‘rapid freeze and thawing cycles’ have made the situation far worse than usual.
Around 60% of drivers think the roads are worse than a year ago, according to the RAC, with road surface quality as the main issue.
Dazie Warne, 27, hit a water-filled pothole in Ashford, Kent, on New Year’s Eve and damaged both her front and back tyre on one side.
She said: ‘I pulled into the tyre garage two minutes away from where it happened.
‘Three other people pulled in while I was there waiting to get picked up. They had all just gone down that same pothole.’