In a tweet this afternoon, North West Motorway Police said that the received a report of a cyclist on the motorway.
A patrol car was dispatched to find him.
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Police say that "when questioned as to why they were on the motorway, the Polish male explained that he didn't realise he couldn't use the motorway to cycle on!!"
An officer issued him with a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) and rescued him and his bike from the hard shoulder.