Delays on M3 after cyclist caught riding on motorway

Daily Echo: The motorway is not a cycle route. The motorway is not a cycle route.

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".

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12:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -6

12:20pm Tue 25 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Google just need to develop a function where the route also avoids motorway junctions and we're golden.

People coming off at the Winchester Junction do NOT like cyclists. Or indicating. Or waiting.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Google just need to develop a function where the route also avoids motorway junctions and we're golden. People coming off at the Winchester Junction do NOT like cyclists. Or indicating. Or waiting. camerajuan
  • Score: -5

1:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

camerajuan wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Google just need to develop a function where the route also avoids motorway junctions and we're golden.

People coming off at the Winchester Junction do NOT like cyclists. Or indicating. Or waiting.
Already exists.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Google just need to develop a function where the route also avoids motorway junctions and we're golden. People coming off at the Winchester Junction do NOT like cyclists. Or indicating. Or waiting.[/p][/quote]Already exists. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -1

1:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending dick about?
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending di[bold][/bold]ck about? gilbertratchet
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending dick about?
Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending di[bold][/bold]ck about?[/p][/quote]Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Tue 25 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending dick about?
Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.
Generalising much?!
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending di[bold][/bold]ck about?[/p][/quote]Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.[/p][/quote]Generalising much?! camerajuan
  • Score: -5

1:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Google just need to develop a function where the route also avoids motorway junctions and we're golden.

People coming off at the Winchester Junction do NOT like cyclists. Or indicating. Or waiting.
Already exists.
I've seen the function to avoid motorways on the whole but I can't see where to activate the motorway junctions - any pointers to this gilbert? Would make my morning commute easier.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Google just need to develop a function where the route also avoids motorway junctions and we're golden. People coming off at the Winchester Junction do NOT like cyclists. Or indicating. Or waiting.[/p][/quote]Already exists.[/p][/quote]I've seen the function to avoid motorways on the whole but I can't see where to activate the motorway junctions - any pointers to this gilbert? Would make my morning commute easier. camerajuan
  • Score: -3

2:01pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

camerajuan wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending dick about?
Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.
Generalising much?!
Specifically subjective.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending di[bold][/bold]ck about?[/p][/quote]Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.[/p][/quote]Generalising much?![/p][/quote]Specifically subjective. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Tue 25 Feb 14

From the sidelines says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending dick about?
Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.
Agreed. And the road users most in need of regulation and training are pedestrians. Wandering unpredictably all over the place.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending di[bold][/bold]ck about?[/p][/quote]Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.[/p][/quote]Agreed. And the road users most in need of regulation and training are pedestrians. Wandering unpredictably all over the place. From the sidelines
  • Score: 1

2:48pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

From the sidelines wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending dick about?
Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.
Agreed. And the road users most in need of regulation and training are pedestrians. Wandering unpredictably all over the place.
Exactly!What on earth do they think they are doing,getting in the way of cyclists riding along the pavements!
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending di[bold][/bold]ck about?[/p][/quote]Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.[/p][/quote]Agreed. And the road users most in need of regulation and training are pedestrians. Wandering unpredictably all over the place.[/p][/quote]Exactly!What on earth do they think they are doing,getting in the way of cyclists riding along the pavements! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

4:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Torchie1 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.
Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending dick about?
Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.
It does make you wonder how many of their accidents could have been avoided if they were made to learn the Highway Code and how it applies to them.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: That's what following prat navs can do, though atleast google maps actually has a setting for bicycles which will avoid motorways.[/p][/quote]Prat nav? Really? You've found yet another thing to be a condescending di[bold][/bold]ck about?[/p][/quote]Just proves that cyclists should be expected to take a test to have the right to use the road system, just like every other road user whom they constantly criticise has to.A licence and proper insurance cover wouldn't go amiss either.[/p][/quote]It does make you wonder how many of their accidents could have been avoided if they were made to learn the Highway Code and how it applies to them. Torchie1
  • Score: 6

8:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

geoff51 says...

And of course the usual suspects will bleat that its their right to use whatever roads there are even if they don't pay towards them.
Just goes to show how really stupid the cycling fraternity really is!
And of course the usual suspects will bleat that its their right to use whatever roads there are even if they don't pay towards them. Just goes to show how really stupid the cycling fraternity really is! geoff51
  • Score: 4

9:46pm Tue 25 Feb 14

dolomiteman says...

Sat navs and phone mapping apps already have a 'avoid motorway' option along with walking or cycling options for directions which would avoid Mways but the biggest clue is the motorway signage, I not anti cycling but if learning the highways code was compulsory for cyclist's they would know what the signs mean.
Sat navs and phone mapping apps already have a 'avoid motorway' option along with walking or cycling options for directions which would avoid Mways but the biggest clue is the motorway signage, I not anti cycling but if learning the highways code was compulsory for cyclist's they would know what the signs mean. dolomiteman
  • Score: 4

8:42am Wed 26 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

geoff51 wrote:
And of course the usual suspects will bleat that its their right to use whatever roads there are even if they don't pay towards them.
Just goes to show how really stupid the cycling fraternity really is!
Here we go again.

Jeffy, people who pay council tax are paying for the upkeep of the roads. Explain your comment to me - do you believe that all cyclists are on benefits?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: And of course the usual suspects will bleat that its their right to use whatever roads there are even if they don't pay towards them. Just goes to show how really stupid the cycling fraternity really is![/p][/quote]Here we go again. Jeffy, people who pay council tax are paying for the upkeep of the roads. Explain your comment to me - do you believe that all cyclists are on benefits? camerajuan
  • Score: -1

9:36am Wed 26 Feb 14

Niel says...

Not uncommon as some might have you believe, feral kid riding UP the M27 J10 off ramp and a woman riding along the M27 : https://www.flickr.c
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Not uncommon as some might have you believe, feral kid riding UP the M27 J10 off ramp and a woman riding along the M27 : https://www.flickr.c om/photos/nieljohn/5 878638066/in/photoli st-9XtxEj-9XtyV3-9Xt AfG-9XtAcS-9XtyhJ/ Niel
  • Score: 0

11:44am Wed 26 Feb 14

wizard says...

geoff51 wrote:
And of course the usual suspects will bleat that its their right to use whatever roads there are even if they don't pay towards them.
Just goes to show how really stupid the cycling fraternity really is!
I like this one, go on Geoff, tell us all how cyclists don't pay for the roads, Im sat here with baited breath just waiting for this stonker
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: And of course the usual suspects will bleat that its their right to use whatever roads there are even if they don't pay towards them. Just goes to show how really stupid the cycling fraternity really is![/p][/quote]I like this one, go on Geoff, tell us all how cyclists don't pay for the roads, Im sat here with baited breath just waiting for this stonker wizard
  • Score: 0

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