Man riding rickshaw "on his way to Paris" takes wrong turn down the A27

Picture courtesy of Sussex Police

Picture courtesy of Sussex Police

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A flummoxed Frenchmen took a wrong turn and ended up pedalling his rickshaw down a busy dual carriageway.

The cyclist had been trying to make his way back home to Paris via Newhaven but was spotted by drivers riding his three wheeled trike down the A27 in the pouring rain yesterday afternoon.

The straw-hat clad cyclist had managed to get himself lost and somehow joined the major route at Lewes.

Officers from Sussex Police were called to the scene to offer the confused man a helping hand after they were called at 1.45pm.

Lewes Police tweeted: “PC Goudie is currently rescuing a French man on a rickshaw, who took a wrong turn down the A27 at Lewes.”

The man was found by police pedalling his rickshaw on the eastbound Lewes bypass just east of the Kingston roundabout.

Officers told the man the stretch of road was dangerous and escorted him to the other end of the by-pass where he was able to get onto the safe cycle path and carry on his way.

The grateful Frenchman then continued on his way on the route, making for the Newhaven ferry.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “At 1.45pm a motorist told us that a man had been seen on the eastbound Lewes bypass, just east of the Kingston roundabout, pedalling a three-wheel trike.

“Local officers quickly found the man, who was a French national seeking to return home via Newhaven.

“They advised him that it was dangerous to be on that stretch of road, especially during heavy rain, and escorted him safely to the other end of the bypass where he was able to take a safe cycle path connecting with the A26 to Newhaven.”

A spokesman for Sussex Police confirmed it is not illegal to cycle down a dual carriageway but it is ill advised and “very dangerous” - especially in wet conditions.

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3:19pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Spooky Sue says...

Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway!
Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway! Spooky Sue
  • Score: 17

3:27pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Caute3 says...

Yeah. Somehow I think telling the man he was simply not on a very safe road... would not have been their reaction if he had been on the A23. Bless the Argus... more non-news for its readers.
Yeah. Somehow I think telling the man he was simply not on a very safe road... would not have been their reaction if he had been on the A23. Bless the Argus... more non-news for its readers. Caute3
  • Score: 5

3:35pm Thu 10 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Spooky Sue wrote:
Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway!
Going by the comments made by readers, The Argus is merely seeking to cater for those who have 'issues' with reality.

Make a factual comments about another post, for instance, in which you point out errors or stupidity, and watch the 'thumbs down' prove me right.
[quote][p][bold]Spooky Sue[/bold] wrote: Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway![/p][/quote]Going by the comments made by readers, The Argus is merely seeking to cater for those who have 'issues' with reality. Make a factual comments about another post, for instance, in which you point out errors or stupidity, and watch the 'thumbs down' prove me right. stevo!!
  • Score: -12

3:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

spurious warnings says...

stevo!! wrote:
Spooky Sue wrote:
Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway!
Going by the comments made by readers, The Argus is merely seeking to cater for those who have 'issues' with reality.

Make a factual comments about another post, for instance, in which you point out errors or stupidity, and watch the 'thumbs down' prove me right.
-oh! would you go away!
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spooky Sue[/bold] wrote: Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway![/p][/quote]Going by the comments made by readers, The Argus is merely seeking to cater for those who have 'issues' with reality. Make a factual comments about another post, for instance, in which you point out errors or stupidity, and watch the 'thumbs down' prove me right.[/p][/quote]-oh! would you go away! spurious warnings
  • Score: 21

3:58pm Thu 10 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

spurious warnings wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Spooky Sue wrote:
Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway!
Going by the comments made by readers, The Argus is merely seeking to cater for those who have 'issues' with reality.

Make a factual comments about another post, for instance, in which you point out errors or stupidity, and watch the 'thumbs down' prove me right.
-oh! would you go away!
Thereby proving my point, lol......thanks!
[quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spooky Sue[/bold] wrote: Sorry to have to be the first to say it, but unlike it states in your sensational headline the A27 is not a motorway. I like reading this online paper but there are far too many grammatical errors, even common ones. The scary thing is that the people who write all these errors like the glaring one in the story above drive cars so should know an A road from a motorway![/p][/quote]Going by the comments made by readers, The Argus is merely seeking to cater for those who have 'issues' with reality. Make a factual comments about another post, for instance, in which you point out errors or stupidity, and watch the 'thumbs down' prove me right.[/p][/quote]-oh! would you go away![/p][/quote]Thereby proving my point, lol......thanks! stevo!!
  • Score: -23

4:15pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Spooky Sue says...

Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀.
Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL.
By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖.
Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀. Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL. By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖. Spooky Sue
  • Score: 7

4:44pm Thu 10 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

Breaking News !
Bet the Police told him to hop it lol
Breaking News ! Bet the Police told him to hop it lol chrismilo
  • Score: -7

5:44pm Thu 10 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

Rick wasn't very shaw on this Occasion.
Rick wasn't very shaw on this Occasion. chrismilo
  • Score: 1

7:17pm Thu 10 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

Ooh la la! Perhaps he was taking part in the Tour de France.
Ooh la la! Perhaps he was taking part in the Tour de France. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Thu 10 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

Spooky Sue wrote:
Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀.
Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL.
By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖.
May I just add that I am also available to proof read Argus reports before they are published on the website, again for a reasonable fee.
I can be contacted via by email address.
[quote][p][bold]Spooky Sue[/bold] wrote: Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀. Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL. By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖.[/p][/quote]May I just add that I am also available to proof read Argus reports before they are published on the website, again for a reasonable fee. I can be contacted via by email address. sussexram40
  • Score: -3

9:38pm Thu 10 Jul 14

derekhunt says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Spooky Sue wrote:
Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀.
Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL.
By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖.
May I just add that I am also available to proof read Argus reports before they are published on the website, again for a reasonable fee.
I can be contacted via by email address.
Don't you mean ''via my email address''? or ''by email''?

I'm available to proof read you comments if you need
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spooky Sue[/bold] wrote: Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀. Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL. By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖.[/p][/quote]May I just add that I am also available to proof read Argus reports before they are published on the website, again for a reasonable fee. I can be contacted via by email address.[/p][/quote]Don't you mean ''via my email address''? or ''by email''? I'm available to proof read you comments if you need derekhunt
  • Score: 5

10:19pm Thu 10 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

derekhunt wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Spooky Sue wrote:
Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀.
Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL.
By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖.
May I just add that I am also available to proof read Argus reports before they are published on the website, again for a reasonable fee.
I can be contacted via by email address.
Don't you mean ''via my email address''? or ''by email''?

I'm available to proof read you comments if you need
Very funny......."you comments"
[quote][p][bold]derekhunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spooky Sue[/bold] wrote: Nice to see we can still exercise free speech in this country . Doesn't look like the chap has much luggage, or does he pop over with a few more on his bike than he takes back with him. Anyway how do you get a ferry with that thing, do they charge him as a foot passenger or small vehicle 😀. Now perhaps that is the real story he pedalled through the channel tunnel and that's the real reason they stopped the shuttle train the other day LoL. By the way I am available to proof read any news story for a realistic fee 📖.[/p][/quote]May I just add that I am also available to proof read Argus reports before they are published on the website, again for a reasonable fee. I can be contacted via by email address.[/p][/quote]Don't you mean ''via my email address''? or ''by email''? I'm available to proof read you comments if you need[/p][/quote]Very funny......."you comments" stevo!!
  • Score: 0

8:47pm Fri 11 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

Was he a traveller trying to disguise himself?
Was he a traveller trying to disguise himself? NickBrt
  • Score: 0

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