Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 7, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Roglic solos to Pais Vasco stage win; Boels-Dolmans wins Healthy Ageing Tour TTT; Calmejane wins fourth stage at Circuit Cycliste Sarthe; In memoriam: Friends, colleagues pay tribute to Steve Tilford; Phinney out of Paris-Roubaix with concussion; Mark Renshaw fractures ankle in Scheldeprijs; Groenewegen laments Scheldeprijs outcome; More bad luck for Lotto Soudal with Roubaix recon crash; Lefevere still searching for sponsors beyond 2017; Axeon Hagens Berman riding strong performance in European racing; Crowd-funded prosecution of driver involved in cyclist death ends in acquittal; Cyclist uses M65 highway as shortcut; Watch ‘A Sunday In Hell’; Trek Crockett: SSCXWC and Sven Nys.

Cyclist uses M65 highway as shortcut

by CyclingTips

Police in Britain stopped a 25-year-old man who was cycling along the shoulder of the westbound M65 highway, with the man saying he was using the motorway to travel home from work in Accrington to Blackburn.

“He was picked up by officers and given a fixed penalty notice, as well as a severe warning about his behaviour,” police told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“This could have been extremely dangerous for both the cyclist and other motorists and thankfully no one was hurt.”

The M65 has speed limits over 100kmh.

“Cyclists, pedestrians and motorbikes under 50cc are not allowed on the motorway – and this includes the hard shoulder – for good reason,” Nick Lloyd, road safety manager for RoSPA, said.

Click through to read more at the Lancashire Telegraph.