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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 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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