Bahamas’ Commonwealth Games cycling team end up on motorway

Group of Bahamas riders stopped by police on M80 near Glasgow as they train for Commonwealth Games road race

By Chris Marshall-Bell

Another day at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, another day of competing athletes using a motorway as their training ground.

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After triathlete gold medallist Alistair Brownlee tweeted a photograph of four Sri Lankan cyclists pedalling along the M74 on Wednesday, the Bahamas cycling team did obviously not heed the advice of police.

For on Thursday a quartet riders from the Caribbean team headed away from country and back routes around Glasgow and turned onto the M80.

Spotted at 8am between junction two and three, near Stepps in North Lanarkshire, the riders caused quite a stir and were duly stopped by police after they received reports from drivers about their training run. The team were redirected onto a safe route by police.

Keith Lloyd, the team’s manager, said earlier this month that the minnows harbour hopes of having at least one rider finishing in the peloton during the August 3 road race.