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  • 27 February 2014, 8:23

Cyclist Causes Chaos On M25 Rush Hour Ride

A cyclist caused travel chaos when he chose to pedal along Britain's busiest motorway during rush hour while following a sat nav app on his phone.

He ended up cycling for several miles on the southern section of the M25 in Surrey.

Drivers tweeted about the man as they were caught up in long hold-ups on the motorway.

One police officer tweeted that the cyclist had been seen between junctions 12 and 13 of the motorway. He was eventually removed and given a 50 fine.

One tweet said: "A male was looking for a shorter route to cycle home from work. Phone app sent him on motorway so thought it OK."

Another read: "Nice chap but unaware of the rules of the road, believed it OK to ride/walk on hard shoulder - struggled to see why not.

"Genuine mistake I'm sure but could have stopped at bottom of slip road! Most children know not to stray on to a motorway."

Sergeant Phil Dix, from Surrey Police roads policing unit, said: "The cyclist was apparently taking a short cut home and was following a satellite navigation system on his mobile phone.

"It is extremely fortunate that there was a safe outcome and that the cyclist was not injured, or worse - especially as he had crossed several slip roads coming off the motorway."

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