Bicyclist charged after allegedly riding on Hwy. 401 near Port Hope

A cyclist from Oakville, Ont., was charged on Monday morning after allegedly riding on Highway 401 near Port Hope.

According to Northumberland OPP, around 10:20 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a bicyclist riding in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 just east of Wesleyville Road.

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OPP say the 21-year-old cyclist was escorted off the highway. He was subsequently charged under the Highway Traffic Act with riding a bicycle on a controlled-access highway.

No name was released.

OPP advise all cyclists to ensure they know the rules of the road and safety by visiting the provincial Ministry of Transportation’s website.

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