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Video: Cyclist heads onto traffic-free M27 motorway while it is closed for roadworks

Hampshire Constabulary are investigating the incident

We often feature stories of cyclists who have ended up on motorways, often because they are unaware that bicycles are banned from them or have been led astray by a mapping app.

This cyclist filmed heading onto the M27 in Hampshire at the weekend however looks like he knew exactly what he was doing.

What’s more, he didn’t have any motor vehicles to contend with as he made his way onto the motorway.

That’s because it was closed between junctions three and four over the weekend for the partial demolition of the Romsey Road Bridge – where he would have encountered an impressive array of demolition plant.

The road will be subject to regular closures over the next 18 months as the old bridge is demolished and its replacement built.

Hampshire Constabulary is investigating the incident.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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