Olympian Marc Jenkins has joined calls for safer roads in Wales as figures show councils need to spend £36 million a year to fix roads but investment is still falling short.
The Welsh triathlete said damaged roads in Wales are just too dangerous to cycle on.
Jenkins broke his thumb and dislocated his shoulder after hitting a pothole in Bridgend.
Last year 52,682 potholes were filled in Wales, but the AIA says there needs to be a sustained investment equivalent to an extra £1.5 billion per year for ten years to bring the road network up to scratch.
The Welsh Local Government Association says additional funding will go towards ongoing work to repair the most damaged stretches of road.
The Welsh Government says it has invested £300 million per year to maintain and improve motorways and trunk roads across Wales.