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Uber Eats cyclist spotted pedalling takeaway delivery down the M5

By Andrew Turton | Oldbury | News | Published:

Talk about fast food! Do you really need a takeaway this quickly?

The Uber Eats cyclist on the M5. Picture: Adam Joyce/West Midlands Fire Service

This is the moment an Uber Eats takeaway delivery cyclist was spotted making their way along the busy M5 in Oldbury.

Firefighters expressed their shock after this cyclist was seen pedalling through the busy Oldbury Viaduct roadworks section.

The cyclist was captured at around 11.25am today by Oldbury firefighters who branded it ‘motorway madness’.

The route between junction one at West Bromwich and two for Oldbury is busy due to the ongoing roadworks.

Watch Commander Adam Joyce, from Oldbury Fire Station, took to Twitter to highlight his concerns.

He tweeted the picture saying to Uber Eats: “How do you recruit staff who are willing to risk their lives?

“This captured just now [on the] M5 J2 at Oldbury.

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“Please educate your riders so that my team and I from Oldbury Fire aren’t lifting a HGV off them. #MotorwayMadness.”

In line with the Highway Code, it is currently illegal for a cyclist to ride on a motorway.

A spokesman for Uber said: “We’re currently investigating this incident.

“The safety of our customers, couriers and the general public is a top priority for Uber Eats. All couriers are required to adhere to the Highway Code and any report of a courier breaching road laws can result in being removed from the Uber Eats app.”

Social media users were quick to react to the photo.

Sarah Mallen, on Twitter, said: “What an absolute idiot. On one of the worst stretches of motorway near here too.”

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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