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M25 cyclist “scared himself silly,” say Surrey Police

Man intercepted by officers after straying onto busy motorway last Saturday evening

Surrey Police say a cyclist who took a wrong turning and ended up on the M25 “scared himself silly.”

The man found himself riding his bike in a live lane of the busy motorway between junctions 7 and 8 last Saturday evening after mistakenly joining it from a slip road, reports Get Surrey.

The website says that once he realised his error, panic set in and he turned round to head back along the hard shoulder to where he had joined it.

Police then intercepted him and escorted him back to safety after dispensing some words of advice to the rider.



Besides international cyclists accidentally ending up on motorways both here and abroad while training for major competitions, everyday cyclists often manage to find their way there too.

Last year a 74-year-old woman was fined £50 for using the M25 as a "short cut," according to Surrey Police, while a man from Ghana found cycling on the same motorway in June was arrested after it emerged his visa had expired.

The same month, another rider found himself on the M25 after following GPS directions which led him onto the motorway.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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