M60 Cyclist told ‘Not your daily exercise’
A cyclist caught riding on the M60 was told by police, “This does not constitute your daily exercise.”
The rider is set to be fined after being stopped by officers on Sunday close to junction 3 near Cheadle in Cheshire.
Bicycles are banned from the UK’s motorways, but apparently the man “couldn’t understand what the issue was,” North West Motorway Police said in a tweet.
Highway Code rule 253 states:
Prohibited vehicles. Motorways MUST NOT be used by pedestrians, holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences, riders of motorcycles under 50 cc, cyclists, horse riders, certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission), agricultural vehicles, and powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.
In November 2017, a delivery driver spoke of his shock at seeing a man pedalling his bike along the motorway close to the Trafford Centre.
“He looked like he was just going about his daily business,” the driver said.
And in March 2014, a cyclist was spotted on CCTV by a supervisor at the North West Motorway Police riding on the massive Barton Bridge, which carries the M60 over the Manchester Ship Canal.
The supervisor, Mike Duggan, said: “My advice to people would be to not ride a push bike over the Barton Bridge, and also that if your sat-nav is telling you to do something dangerous, don’t do it.”