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CCTV of cyclist caught riding his bike on M25

Police have released CCTV of a cyclist who caused travel chaos after a phone app directed him to Britain's busiest motorway in the rush hour.

The misguided rider ended up pedalling for some miles on the southern section of the M25 in Surrey.

With drivers, and others, taking to Twitter to give their views of the man, there were long hold-ups for morning traffic on the often-clogged motorway.

One police officer tweeted that the cyclist had been seen between junctions 12 and 13 of the motorway. He was eventually removed from the motorway and given a £50 fine.

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Hard shoulder will be removed from parts of M25

Now, if you've ever broken down on the motorway you'll know how frightening it can be to feel stranded on the side of the carriageway.

Well, under new plans to convert hard shoulders into extra lanes on two of the region's motorways, drivers will be forced to pull over onto the verge or into the central reservation.

The Highways Agency are to press ahead a year early with removing the hard shoulder on the M25 between junctions 5 and 7. They will allow the lane to be used as an extra traffic carriageway. It's a cheaper alternative to easing congestion - but what's the safety cost?. Mike Pearse reports.

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Crane fire causes delays on M25

The fire broke out a short time ago Credit: @depicus

A mobile crane fire is causing problems on the M25 this morning.

Two lanes are closed and traffic is queueing due to the fire clockwise after J1B A282 / A296 Princes Road (Dartford).

The mobile crane is well alight Credit: @depicus

Lanes one and two are closed as the fire brigade attend a mobile crane fire on the hard shoulder.

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