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  • 30 January 2013, 11:06

Bikers close motorway for proposal

More than 300 romantic bikers brought a Los Angeles freeway to a standstill - for a surprise marriage proposal.

The Unity Ride closed part of the busy 10 Freeway in the Californian city, reports Metro.

It was staged to allow Hector 'Tank' Martinez to get down on one knee and pop the question to girlfriend Paige Hernandez.

"When Paige and I talked about my proposal, she mentioned that she wanted it to be in the bike scene, but she also wanted her family to be there," he told BuzzFeed.

"By proposing on the freeway and having all of our family members on the overpass watching, I was able to give her the best of both worlds."

A YouTube clip of the proposal has since gone viral racking up thousands of hits online with viewers divided over the gesture.

"I hate traffic jams, don't get me wrong, but that was actually super beautiful," said one.

But another argued: "Great idea - but seriously why wreck thousands of people's day but screwing up traffic like that."