Shock moment Cyclist caught riding on TWO different motorways on the same day – but is it illegal?

ROAD cycling is a popular pastime in Britain, but a cyclist has taken too far after being caught on the motorway.

But not just one motorway; after being caught by police, the same cyclist was found on another major highway just an hour later.

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Police tweeted an image showing the cyclists bike propped up against the hard shoulder of a motorway.

They said: "This cyclist was found using the M25 earlier, advised & reported for offences, and directed safely off of the M/Way network."

It seems the cyclist wasn't listening, because shortly afterwards they were found riding on another of Britain's busiest roads.

The tweet continues: "Around 1hr later, find them again using M1 this time! Stopped, reported for additional offences and escorted to a place of safety."

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Cyclists arebanned from motorways under Rule 253 of the Highway Code.

That part of the code says: "Motorways MUST NOT be used by pedestrians, holders of provisional motorcycle licences, riders of motorcycles under 50 cc (4 kW), cyclists, horse riders, certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission), agricultural vehicles, and powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.

It's not the first time cyclists have been found riding on the motorway.

Only last month a Just Eat rider was found riding on the M6, which stunned drivers.

However it's rare for a cyclist to be found and stopped on a motorway, only to ride straight onto another one.

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It comes after new Highway Code rules for cyclists came into force earlier this year that have had drivers confused.

Those rules say cyclists should ride in the centre of the street on quiet roads, in slower-moving traffic and at the approach to junctions to ensure they are more visible.

The update also says that cyclists should maintain a distance of 0.5m from the kerb edge when cycling on busy roads or with traffic that is moving faster than them.

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