A councillor wants bikers to be taken into account when roadway repair work are made after a study discovered lots of resented inadequate surface problems.

Jonny Tepp was reacting to research for Cycle North Fife, which highlighted splits as a major grievance for regional motorcyclists.

Almost 40% of respondents stated the condition of roadways or cycle paths stopped them from riding more frequently and 75% said improvements need to be a high priority.

Tay Bridgehead councillor Mr Tepp stated most of road patching job did not take cyclists into account.

He stated: “The advantages of biking to health and also well-being are progressively acknowledged.

“If we want to be accountable to the growing variety of people replying to this message we should start attending to anomalies that on the one hand promote national cycle paths whilst on the other cannot preserve them in a manner that is suitabled for purpose.”