How is time trialling any more dangerous than, say, someone using that road to cycle to work?
I travel that road to work and back 6 days a week and I havent seen more than a couple of cyclists on it in the last year simply because it is way too dangerous. The M62 crosses the north of England all the way from Manchester and suddenly and abruptly turns into the A63 wit its stupid A road laws. There have been many nasty accidents in the last few years involving tractors and other agricultural machinery too.
Unfortunately the time trialists dont always seem to hold a very steady line on the road either often veering some distance from the left kerb to avoid pot holes and drain covers etc.
A very sad and completely preventable death in my opinion, there are loads of better surfaced and much quieter, safer A roads in the area.