As people living in England have returned to work in increasing numbers after a summer spent enjoying the best of what the country has to offer, Citroën UK is shedding light on some of the best and the worst of England’s roads.

The Isle of Wight and the North East top the table of the best roads, compiled by the French car manufacturer, with as few as 1% of their local B and C roads in the boroughs requiring urgent maintenance.

Analysis by Citroën UK shows that overall, almost 1 in 20 B and C roads across the network in England are in need of some sort of maintenance.

Some of the UK’s best-loved beauty spots are accessible via some of the most at-risk roads, including Devon’s golden coastlines, Somerset’s Chew Valley and the surrounding lakes, or York, the UK’s most visited city outside London. The North East in comparison has some of the most well-maintained local roads in England, with five out of the 12 local counties boasting the best roads in the North East.

The worst roads are in York, Derby and Bath.

Attempting to improve suspension the roll-out of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, Citroën features include the brand’s unique suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions®, a technology that integrates hydraulic bump stops to better control compression and rebound on uneven surfaces.

This ensures that the suspension travel is much more progressive than on many competitors’ cars, allowing models such as C4 Cactus, C5 Aircross SUV and the up-coming New Citroën C4 to offer unrivalled ride comfort.