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M1 Cyclist Escorted To Safety By Police
A cyclist has been branded a "dummy" for trying to ride his pushbike on the M1 alongside cars travelling at up to 70mph.
Police were called by concerned drivers who saw the man riding along the hard shoulder in heavy rain and strong winds.
The culprit was spotted riding south towards London near junction 9 at Redbourn, Hertfordshire, at around noon on Sunday.
When officers caught up with the man, they took a picture before escorting him to safety and offering some "words of advice".
After learning that his planned 30-mile journey to the capital was against the law, the man is understood to have told officers he would take the train instead.
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit later posted the picture to an official Twitter account as a warning to other road users with the hashtag #dontbeadummy.
A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called following reports of a man cycling on the M1 shortly before 12 noon.
"Police escorted the man off the motorway to safety at Junction 9 and offered words of advice to the cyclist."