Police dispatched after cyclist spotted riding on Surrey motorway

The rider disappeared before traffic officers could get to him

The M25 motorway (Getty)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Traffic was slowed on a motorway in Surrey after a cyclist was spotted riding on the carriageway.

At 10.45 on Saturday morning (January 11) a motorist reported alerted authorities that a cyclist was riding his bike on the M25 between junction 8 for Reigate and junction 9 for Leatherhead.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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