Police escort eastern European cyclist off M1 southbound

Police escorted this eastern European cyclist off the M1
Police escorted this eastern European cyclist off the M1
  • Cyclist has to be escorted by police after pedalling onto busy motorway
  • Eastern European man got on at Luton Airport and left at junction nine near Hemel Hempstead
  • Man was given “words of advice” and told to find an alternative (and SAFER) route to London
  • Incident brings back memories of another cyclist labelled a ‘dummy’ by police for cycling on same stretch of motorway back in 2013

A cyclist risked his life before being escorted off the southbound M1 in Hertfordshire.

Roads policing said the eastern European man arrived at Luton Airport, near junction 10, on Tuesday and was on the hard shoulder heading for London.

Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit tweeted that he left at junction nine for Flamstead near Hemel Hempstead. He was given “words of advice” and told to avoid motorways.

It brings back memories of a previous incident covered by the Gazette back in October 2013 when a cyclist who used the M1’s hard shoulder, also near Rebourn, was called a “dummy” by police.

A similar incident last year saw Surrey Police intervene to remove a cyclist who had found himself on the M25 (see video).

Cyclist escorted off #M1 J9, required to find an alternative route to London from arriving at Luton Airport #cyclist

Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit