Wednesday, 5 March 2014

CYCLIST on M25 after phone app directed him onto busy motorway . . .


CYCLIST on M25 after phone app directed him onto busy motorway

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Dozens of commuters were left late for work after being stuck on a busy stretch of the M25 while police tracked him down.

This is moment a man cycled down the M25 during morning rush hour, causing chaos on his way home after a PHONE APP directed him onto the busy motorway.

Concerned drivers alerted police to the foolish commuter, who was dressed in black, when they spotted him close to the junction with the M3.

Delays caused many to be late for work, on a busy stretch already plagued by roadworks, as the cyclist travelled for miles before being intercepted.

Furious Hannah Leonard posted on Twitter: "My usual 40 minute commute to work took an hour and a half due to a cyclist on the M25!"

Surrey Roads Police rushed to the scene between junctions 12 and 13 and kindly updated Twitter from the side of the motorway.

An officer tweeted: "Currently awaiting a cyclist seen on the M25 between 12 & 13.

"CCTV watching him on the hard shoulder. Should be with me very soon."

The cyclist was given a telling off and warned about the dangers of cycling on a busy motorway when cars are speeding by at around 70mph.

Surrey Roads Police posted a series of tweets about the incident.

One said: "A male was looking for a shorter route to cycle home from work.

"Phone app sent him on motorway so thought it OK."

And another read: "Nice chap but unaware of the rules of the road, believed it OK to ride/walk on hard shoulder - struggled to see why not.

"Genuine mistake. I'm sure but could have stopped at bottom of slip road! Most children know not to stray onto a motorway."

The cyclist was then "safely removed" and slapped with a £50 fine.

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