Police in Derbyshire spotted the cyclist on the M1 motorway.
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said:
‘M1. Cyclist knowing full well he isn’t permitted on the motorway decided to chance it as it’s a ‘shortcut’.
‘Caused resources to be diverted from other tasks including a van from Erewash Response Unit to pick up his bike.
‘Not to mention the disruption to motorists.’