This thread has been a sticky at the top of this section for SO long that I think most people have forgotten its here.
However, we've had yet another lucky escape
with a failed Goodridge hose, so I thought it might be worth a bump and an explanation.
If you have braided hoses (its not just Goodridge) AND they only run from the suspension strut to the inner wheelarch, then you have a potential for failure and you should really get the hoses checked ASAP.
The ONLY front braided brake hose design that appears to work is a longer hose that runs from the caliper, through a suitable non-abrasive guide in the suspension strut, to the wheelarch union. Even then, the hose needs to have rubber doughnuts added to prevent abrasion on the wheelarch liner.
If you know that you have braided hoses on the front, PLEASE check what type they are, and what condition they are in.
Sooner or later, someone is going to hurt themselves or an innocent bystander when their brakes fail in a proper emergency.
For the avoidance of doubt, there have been no problems with rear braided hoses.