Shocking moment idiot Just Eat delivery cyclist rides along the hard shoulder of the M5 as cars whizz past at 70mph
- Dashcam footage appears to show a Just Eat delivery cyclist on a hard shoulder
- The video was taken at 3.22pm on Tuesday on the M5, between M6 J8 and M5 J1
- In the clip, the cyclist rides down the hard shoulder with a Just Eat courier bag
- According to the Highway Code, cyclists are prohibited from using motorways
A Just Eat delivery cyclist was spotted travelling along the hard shoulder of the busy M5 motorway.
Driver Paul Elliot said the cyclist was riding down the hard shoulder of the motorway between the M6 junction 8, the Ray Hall Interchange, in Birmingham, and M5 southbound junction 1.
The shocking scene, which was captured on a dashcam at 3.22pm on November 30, shows the cyclist riding an electric bike down the hard shoulder of the motorway, which runs from the Midlands to the South West.
Driver Paul Elliot said a cyclist (pictured) was riding down the hard shoulder of the M5 motorway, between the M6 junction 8, Ray hall Interchange, and M5 southbound junction 1
Cars whizzed past at 70mph as the anonymous cyclist, who was dressed in a black tracksuit, travelled along the hard shoulder while carrying an orange Just Eat courier bag.
It is not known how long the food delivery cyclist was travelling along the motorway for.
Under the Highway Code rule 253, a bike is listed as a prohibited vehicle and it is illegal for people to cycle on a motorway.
Cyclists who are caught riding along the motorway risk being handed a £50 on-the-spot fine by police.
Under the section prohibited vehicles, it reads: ‘Motorways MUST NOT be used by pedestrians, holders of provisional motorcycle licences, riders of motorcycles under 50 cc (4 kW), cyclists, horse riders, certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission), agricultural vehicles, and powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.’
The shocking scene, which was captured by a dashcam at 3.22pm on Tuesday, appears to show the Just Eat cyclist riding an electric bike down the hard shoulder of the motorway
A Just Eat spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We’ve had no reports of anyone from Just Eat down the motorway.
‘We cannot confirm it’s a Just Eat worker without seeing their face.’
National Highways traffic officer Dave Harford, who attends incidents on the M5, told MailOnline: ‘The M5 is a really busy motorway and this type of activity is not only illegal but it’s also reckless.
‘We’d always remind people to familiarise themselves with the law before setting off.’
MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police for comment.
It is not the first time that a cyclist has been spotted riding down a motorway, as a man travelled along the hard shoulder of the busy M25 in May last year without a helmet.
The man, who was pictured along the M25, close to junction 25, near Enfield, peddled his way down the hard shoulder without a helmet as cars travelling at 70mph drove past him.
It is not the first time that a cyclist has been spotted riding down a motorway, as a man travelled along the hard shoulder of the busy M25 in May last year (pictured) without a helmet
The images show the man, wearing a blue sleeveless top and red shorts, cycling along the hard shoulder of the motorway with his bag slung over his back.
Speaking about last year’s incident, a Highways England spokesperson said: ‘Cycling on a motorway, even if traffic levels are lower than normal, is dangerous and illegal. Motorways are high speed roads used for many thousands of vehicles each day and it is irresponsible to use them as a cycleway, no matter how short the journey.
‘Highways England has delivered 160 cycle upgrades in the last five years, worth £89m, to improve cycling options near motorways and major A roads.
‘The area around Waltham Cross is well serviced by National Cycle Routes 1 and 12. There is simply no excuse to be cycling on the M25.’