Her fellow riders tell us the road was covered in thick gravel right across the exits of the bridge.
“We have, as you know, recently completed the approach works to this bridge,” Tony says.
“At the time of sealing, the stone is bonded to the road way with minimal loose material evident, however as the road settles down and beds in we have a percentage of what we call ‘whip off’.
“This loose stone by the actions of the traffic naturally migrates to the outside edge of the road off the normallytrafficked section and concentrates (in racing it is the area of road known as ‘off the line’).
“In this particular case we have had significantly more loose stone as evidenced by your Facebook video.
“We were unaware until your notification, we will have a crew up there as a matter of urgency to address this situation.”
Tony says a warning sign was and still is in place 200-300m before the gravel.