A man was reportedly spotted cycling along the hard shoulder of a notorious stretch of the M56 in Cheshire this afternoon (September 21).
A concerned member of the public called the police to say they'd spotted the cyclist riding eastbound against the direction of oncoming traffic on the westbound carriageway near junction 12 for Runcorn at around 3.25pm.
Report of a male riding a push bike on the hard shoulder of the M56WB at J12 #Runcorn. Motorists to please drive with caution.— Cheshire Police (@cheshirepolice) September 21, 2016
A spokesman for Cheshire Constabulary confirmed they and Highways England sent officers to the scene but didn't find any trace of the risk-taking cyclist.