A CYCLIST has been caught riding along a motorway.

The rider was apparently following directions from a mapping app on his phone, which mistakenly took him to the M25 near the junction with the M3.

The incident caused delays on the motorways during this morning's rush hour.

On Twitter, Surrey Police's road unit said: "Cyclist stopped and after a long conversation he has been safely removed with his copy of his ticket for £50."

They added that the man had wanted a shorter route to cycle home from work, saying: "Phone app sent him on motorway so thought it ok".