Cyclist caught on camera riding on motorway in Scotland

Traffic Scotland publishes photo of cyclist riding up the hard shoulder of the M8 motorway

CCTV cameras on the M8 motorway near Glasgow, Scotland, captured remarkable images of a cyclist riding up the hard shoulder on Tuesday morning.

The rider, filmed at around 7.30am near junction 15, appears to be wearing a high-visibility jacket and a black woolly hat.

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An image of the errant rider was published by Traffic Scotland via its Twitter account warning drivers to be careful of the cyclist and slow down.

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Local police were notified of the incident, but there have been no reports of any action being taken against the rider.

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Cycling on any motorway in Britain is prohibited, including on hard shoulders or on the edge of the motorway.

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This is by no means an isolated incident, with reports of people riding bikes on British motorways a relatively common occurrence.

In June 2014 a man was arrested by police after he was found riding on the busy M25 motorway and it was subsequently discovered that his immigration visitor’s passport had expired.

Three months earlier a cyclist was removed from the M3 motorway in Surrey after his satellite navigation app had sent him there.