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Cyclists blame navigation apps for directing them onto motorways

Cyclists are blaming navigation apps for directing them onto motorways.

In two separate incidents that have occurred over the past 24 hours in the West Midlands, cyclists have been snapped making their way along busy motorways.

Two teenagers were seen riding along the Aston Expressway in Birmingham and onto the M6 on Monday afternoon (13 August 2018).

They 18-year-olds said they were following directions from a popular navigation app which took them off local roads.

Police said the hard shoulder was closed to allow officers to help them off the motorway. The pair were then advised about road safety.

Officers tweeted a picture of the pair and said: "Not the adventure they were looking for!"

Two teens have been advised about road safety after they were seen cycling along the A38 Expressway and onto the M6 at around 1.20pm on 13 August.

The hard shoulder was briefly closed and the 18-year-olds were escorted to safety by CMPG officers.

– West Midlands Police Spokesperson

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In a separate incident this morning, an Uber Eats takeaway cyclist was spotted riding along the busy M5 in Oldbury.

Firefighters branded it 'motorway madness'.

Watch Commander Adam Joyce, from Oldbury Fire Station, took to Twitter to tell Uber Eats: "Please educate your riders so that my team and I from @Oldburyfire aren't lifting a HGV off them."

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We're currently investigating this incident. The safety of our customers, couriers and the general public is a top priority for Uber Eats.

All couriers are required to adhere to the Highway Code and any report of a courier breaching road laws can result in being removed from the Uber Eats app.

– Uber spokesperson