SL cyclists stopped by police in Scotland

23 July 2014 03:25 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team were stopped by police when they were spotted cycling down the M74 near Glasgow , in Scotland.

They were seen on one of Scotland's busiest stretches of road at the exit for Motherwell and Hamilton before they were told they were breaking the law.

The junction is close to Strathclyde Park, which hosts the triathlon events on Thursday and Sunday.

"The cyclists were advised to get off the road," Police Scotland said.

The quartet were photographed by Olympic champion and England triathlete Alistair Brownlee, who then tweeted the picture.

"The Sri Lankan cycling team cruising down the M74, lovely spot for a bike ride," the 26-year-old wrote.

A similar incident happened during the 2002 Games in Manchester when two Kenya cyclists travelled 17 miles down the M61 before being pulled over by police near Bolton. (BBC)

  Comments - 12

  • The Logic Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:07 AM

    In England, expressways are called Motorways

    The Logic Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:39 PM

    Typical Sri Lankan attitude, no regard for the law.

    Flummoxed Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:47 PM

    They are unaccustomed to rules being rules, and one gets into trouble when not following them.

    Sarathsk Thursday, 24 July 2014 04:46 AM

    The blame should also go to the idiotic Sri Lankan officials who accompanied them to Scotland. via DM Android App

    Neomal Perera Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:42 AM

    Publicity for the country good or bad!!!!!

    wickeyag Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:01 AM

    Shame!..............Sri Lanka......Not second to wild Kenya..

    Jim Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:06 AM

    Gon Harak!

    Nimal Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:26 AM


    Navin Thursday, 24 July 2014 01:08 AM

    Send these fellows to English tuition classes, so they can read and write in English . Typical Bandas going to town.Sri Lankan Law of the Politikkas does not apply in Britain.

    Phantom Thursday, 24 July 2014 01:12 AM

    [quote name="Flummoxed"]They are unaccustomed to rules being rules, and one gets into trouble when not following them.[/quote]
    Or maybe they thought that the police will look the other way just like in old Sri Lanka!

    talks.sense Thursday, 24 July 2014 02:28 AM

    Lucky that wasn't an Expressway here - ten years hard labour

    George Clooney Thursday, 24 July 2014 02:39 AM

    Used to lawless SL where thugs and crooks rule. Never experienced first world rules.

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