Did I see a naked cyclist today ?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by mr_cellophane, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Guru

    Location:
    Essex
    Driving along Nags Head Lane in Brentwood at lunch time and I saw what looked like a naked cyclist on a road bike heading south. A little way behind him was 3 or 4 more and just behind them another 4 or 5. The two groups had flesh coloured cycle suits on, but I am 99% sure the first rider was stark bollock naked.
    Anyone know what I witnessed - I assume a charity ride of some sort.
     
  2. Alan Frame

    Alan Frame Gnu

    Location:
    Lost In Space
    Possibly this lot ? http://bicycling.com/blogs/thehub/2012/03/08/ride-nearly-naked/
     
  3. OP
    OP
    mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Guru

    Location:
    Essex
    That looks like it. Thanks, should make finding out who they were a bit easier.
     
  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    These guys were on the ITV cycle show just the other week but they didn't mention riding actually stark bollock birthday suit styleee?
     
  5. cloggsy

    cloggsy Boardmanist

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Awesome! Where can I get the skin-suit?
     
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  6. sabian92

    sabian92 Über Member

    Not to be the miserable one of the group but isn't riding naked in public illegal?
     
  7. biking_fox

    biking_fox Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester
    not per se in england at least. Being naked is not an offense. Causing offense is however, so it only becomes illegal if someone complains. Scotland I think gets a bit more annoyed about it. cf the naked rambler.
    AFAIK anyway.
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I don't think he was naked per se...but as a rambler, he just talked bollocks.
     
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  9. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    So those xray specs you orded really work!
     
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  10. Norm

    Norm Guest

    I passed them just after 8am in Windsor today. Definitely not naked but they did look it.
     
  11. compo

    compo Veteran

    Location:
    Harlow
  12. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    How much money and resources have they wasted putting him in prison umpteen times?? Just let the effing guy finish it and stop being so utterly pathetic about it! :rolleyes:
     
  13. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I think they are here:

     
  14. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Wasn't there a muppet who got caught speeding by a "Community Speed Watch"

    He decided to go back naked and get his own back on the elderly ladies with teh camera.

    IIRC he was prosecuted because of his intention to cause offence
     
  15. dharma66

    dharma66 Regular

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    That's right. It's intention to cause offence that matters. Even if you do cause offence, but didn't intend to, you haven't broken any laws.

    Public nudity is perfectly within the laws of the UK.

    However, once someone expresses offence, if you insist on remaining naked, you can now be deemed to be intending to cause offence. So if asked to cover up you should, at least until the offended party is out of sight.

    Other charges are often used, such as breach of the peace. This is usually used by police officers who just feel its wrong, and what to get you for something.

    Don't forget World Naked Bike Ride. Organised each year, it's usually sanctioned by the police. It's happened in Manchester for about the last 5 years, usually in June, and without incident each time. I believe its also happened in London for about the same number of years.
     
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