Shock moment A cyclist caught riding on TWO different highways on the same day
ROAD cycling is a popular pastime in Britain, but a cyclist has gone too far after getting caught on the motorway.
But not just a highway; after being caught by police, the same cyclist was found on another highway just an hour later.
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Traffic Police tweeted an image showing the cyclists’ bike wedged against the hard shoulder of a motorway.
They said: ‘This cyclist was found using the M25 earlier, advised and reported for infractions, and directed safely off the M/Way network.
It appears the cyclist wasn’t listening, as soon after they were found on another of Britain’s busiest roads.
The tweet continues: “About 1 hour later, find them using M1 this time! Arrested, flagged for additional offenses & escorted to safety.”
Cyclists are banned from the motorways under Rule 253 of the Highway Code.
This part of the code says: “Highways MUST NOT be used by pedestrians, holders of provisional motorcycle permits, riders of motorcycles under 50 cc (4 kW), cyclists, horse riders, certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (unless special authorised), agricultural vehicles and electric wheelchairs/electric scooters.
This is not the first time that cyclists have been on the highway.
Just last month a Just Eat driver was found on the M6 which stunned drivers.
However, it is rare for a cyclist to be found and stopped on one highway, only to go straight on to another.
It comes after new Highway Code rules for cyclists came into force earlier this year which caused confusion among drivers.
These rules state that cyclists should ride in the center of the street on quiet roads, in slower traffic and when approaching junctions to ensure they are more visible.
The update also says cyclists should maintain a distance of 0.5m from the curb when riding on busy roads or with traffic moving faster than them.