A parish council in Cumbria fears that the Tour of Britain route may have to be diverted away from the north Lakes, due to "appalling" road surfaces.
Borrowdale parish council are now writing to Cumbria County Council and its Highway department, along with the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria Tourism and local MPs to bring attention to what they describe as dangerous road conditions.
Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the B5289 Borrowdale road when the event runs from Honister Pass to Keswick during the Carlisle to Windermere stage on 16th September.
A CLIMBER from Newcastle was taken to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance with serious back and leg injuries after falling in the Lake District.
The man was rescued by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team after falling 15 metres when attempting a climb on Shepherds Cragg, Borrowdale.
A spokesman for the GNAA said: "Aircrew Paramedics assessed and treated the patient for injuries and Keswick MRT extricated the patient from the bottom of the cragg to the helicopter. The patient was flown to hospital."
The man is recovering at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.