A MOTORCYCLIST has been caught travelling at almost double the speed limit whilst approaching roadworks on an A-road in Somerset.

The rider was clocked at 108mph on the A303, which runs from Sparkford to Ilchester.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: “The rider of this motorcycle was detected at 108mph on the A303 in Somerset, a stretch of road approaching roadworks.

“We've seen an increased number of motorcyclists killed on roads over the last 18 months, and continue to work with riders and drivers to reduce this risk.”

In February this year, the A303 was named among the UK’s most dangerous roads.

A survey carried out by law firm, JMW, listed the A303/A371 in Somerset among the ten most dangerous roads in the country.

Explaining why the road made the list, JMW said: “The A371 and the A303 have become home to heavy holiday traffic and provide the main route for most commuters within the surrounding areas.

“This 12-mile stretch features sudden drops, light-altering tree tunnels, and soft verges, plus a whole host of twists and turns along the way.

“In combination with stressed-out commuters, road works, and heavy traffic, it's no surprise that this road has become well-known for being one of the south-west's most dangerous roads.”