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Police stop cyclist 'riding to London' on M1 in Sheffield

Incident took place on Saturday

South Yorkshire Police were called to escort a cyclist off the M1 in Sheffield on Saturday. According to Highways England, he had been ‘en route to London’.

The Star reports that speed restrictions of 30mph were put in place while action was taken and the cyclist was removed from the motorway.

Cycling is banned on Britain’s motorways but riders do regularly stray onto them.

On Christmas Day, drunk cyclists in Santa hats were escorted off the M5 and we’ve also previously reported on a man who was charged after taking the same motorway while riding back to London from an ex-partner’s home in Bovey Tracey.

On that occasion Balin Hobbs told the court that it was against his beliefs to travel by car. He also said he had only admitted using a pedal cycle on the motorway and a second charge of resisting arrest to avoid repeating his three-day ride to attend the trial.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

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