It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… gaffer-taped motorbike which looks like a boat crossed with a plane nose and covered in white paint.
This bizarre vehicle was flagged down by police on Sunday evening after it was spotted travelling along on the motorway near Bedfordshire.
A photograph of the curious vehicle, thought to be a motorbike, was soon tweeted out by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire roads policing unit.
“The most unusual vehicle I’ve stopped on a motorway in my 26 years! All checked and in order, although still not convinced I know what it is,” an officer wrote with the post.
Police deemed the vehicle was legal to ride on the road, meaning it had a number plate, was taxed and insured, as well as having working lights and brakes.
This means it would also have had to have passed an MOT test.
However, users commenting on Twitter seemed less convinced that the vehicle was road worthy, with one writing: “I wouldn’t be driving that thing on a motorway. Looks like a deathtrap!”
Another posted: “This was on a motorway…??? I don’t know whether to be appalled or impressed by the bravery of the driver.”
Nonetheless, the driver, along with his grocery shopping, was able to continue on his journey.
Sergeant Stephen Andrews, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: “This is certainly not a vehicle that is seen very often on our roads but after road side inspection we couldn’t find anything that would prevent the rider to continue his journey.
“The vehicle was keeping up with other traffic and didn’t cause any obstruction to other road users.
“The owner made sure that he fulfilled all the safety regulation as well as keeping the insurance, MOT and tax in date.”