Police stop cyclist 'riding to London' on M1 in Sheffield

Police had to be called out to escort a cyclist off the motorway in Sheffield.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 31st March 2018, 9:20 am
Updated Saturday, 31st March 2018, 9:30 am
Junction 34 of the M1 near Meadowhall.
Junction 34 of the M1 near Meadowhall.

The bicycle rider was on the M1 near Meadowhall this morning, heading southbound at Junction 34 and 'en route to London', Highways England said.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police were called out and the cyclist was removed from the motorway. Speed restrictions of 30mph were put in place while action was taken.

Riding a pedal cycle on the motorway is prohibited under the Highway Code and can carry a fine.