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Quartet of Sr Lankan riders spotted on M74 near Glasgow this morning

Four cyclists from Sri Lanka who are in Scotland to compete in the Commonwealth Games, which have their opening ceremony tonight at Glasgow’s Celtic Park, were this morning stopped by police – after taking to the M74 motorway for a training ride.

The quartet were spotted close to the exit for Motherwell and Hamilton, with a Police Scotland spokesperson saying, "Police attended the scene and advice and assistance was given."

Among those who spotted the riders was Olympic triathlon bronze medallist Jonathan Brownlee, who is competing in Glasgow and tweeted a picture of the riders.

 

 

The episode is reminiscent of one that happened 12 years ago when the Commonwealth Games took place in Manchester and a pair of cyclists from Kenya decided to go for a training ride on the M61, covering 17 miles before police pulled them over.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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bikebot [2149 posts] 2 years ago
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That's a KOM that will stand for awhile.

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bikebot [2149 posts] 2 years ago
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That's a KOM that will stand for awhile.

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Das [243 posts] 2 years ago
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Stravaing it FTW!!!!!

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leqin [181 posts] 2 years ago
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Who would have thought it - history repeats itself.

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therevokid [972 posts] 2 years ago
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isn't the left hand lane on a motorway the cycle lane then ???
might as well be on some ...  1

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levermonkey [680 posts] 2 years ago
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Blue signs, on the left hand side, solid white line, no cars in it - looks like a cycle lane to me.

Oops! Sorry! My mistake! It can't be a cycle lane as we're in the UK and it's a sensible width.

http://beyondthekerb.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/idiots/

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JeevesBath [180 posts] 2 years ago
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Probably just a stupid publicity stunt. Next thing you know, some fool will be cycling through the Channel Tunnel....

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gazza_d [468 posts] 2 years ago
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levermonkey wrote:

Blue signs, on the left hand side, solid white line, no cars in it - looks like a cycle lane to me.

Oops! Sorry! My mistake! It can't be a cycle lane as we're in the UK and it's a sensible width.

http://beyondthekerb.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/idiots/

Dunno, travel along any motorway for a short while, and you find someone parked in the hard shoulder/"cycle lane" on the phone, or havinfg a picnic, or just stopped for a wazz

Bloody motorway is probably a lot lot safer than most of the A roads what have been "motorway-ised", even if you don't play the stats game

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williamhawkes92 [3 posts] 2 years ago
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That's something you don't see everyday.