Cyclist stopped by police for riding e-bike on M25

Rider caught on hard shoulder near Potters Bar on Sunday

The e-bike next to a police car after being seized by police
(Image credit: BCH Road Policing Unit)

An e-bike rider was stopped by police last Sunday after being caught cycling along the M25, riding a bike which exceeded the UK maximum assisted speed. 

Police were alerted to the cyclist’s presence on the motorway and stopped the rider on the hard shoulder, at Potters Bar, in Hertfordshire.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.