Just Eat delivery rider caught on dashcam cycling on busy motorway

Watch: Just Eat rider caught on camera cycling along busy motorway

This is the bizarre moment a Just Eat delivery rider was caught on camera cycling down the hard shoulder of a busy motorway.

The dashcam footage was filmed on Sunday on the M6 near Birmingham by a motorist.

The rider was pedalling away on the hard shoulder of the motorway not far from Birmingham’s famous Spaghetti Junction, the Gravelly Hill Interchange.

Motorist Matthew Bowater, 43, captured the incident on his car’s dashcam as he drove past on the 70mph stretch of motorway at about 3.15pm.

A Just Eat delivery cyclist was spotted along the M6 motorway on Sunday. (SWNS)

"I was travelling up the M6 North and was just singing along to some music,” he said.

"Then I spotted the delivery guy cycling on the motorway. At first, I had to think what road I was on. It completely threw me.

"For a split second, I had to tell myself, ‘Yes, I am on the motorway’.

"I was more concerned with the safety of the cyclist to be fair, because it is a busy stretch of the motorway after the Spaghetti Junction.”

Bowater left the M6 at junction 7 and called the police.

"I shouldn't laugh, but I was trying to explain to them that what I had just witnessed and seen,” he said.

The delivery rider was cycling along the hard shoulder not far from Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction. (SWNS)

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"I was giving them marker posts of where he was and where he might be now.

"They didn't believe me at first. They were in disbelief. The call handler thought I was saying there was a lorry driver I was on about at first.

"The only thing I can think is that maybe he has taken a wrong turn and realised that he can't turn back so just carried on.

"He could not have known the Highway Code either, that is another possibility.

The Just Eat cyclist was pedalling along the hard shoulder of the M6. (SWNS)

"You see them cycling around the city centre but not on the motorway. It was bizarre.”

An unmarked police car reportedly pulled over later in the day to get the Just Eat cyclist off the motorway.

Responding to Bowater’s dashcam footage, which he posted on Twitter, Just Eat said: "Hi Matthew, thanks for flagging.

“Most delivery drivers delivering food to customers’ doors are employed directly by independent restaurants.

“We do work with third-party courier companies, agency couriers and self-employed independent contractors in certain areas.

"We hold ourselves to the highest standards and in line with these, we would expect all drivers associated with Just Eat to act responsibly and respectfully at all times.”

Just Eat said it is investigating the incident. It is illegal to cycle on a motorway.