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Police unable to find rider spotted in the altogether on A6 on Saturday morning

Police in Derbyshire searched in vain on Saturday for a naked cyclist who was spotted on the A6 with a queue of traffic building up behind him.

One of the people in the queue of vehicles behind the cyclist posted to the forum of the Singletrack mountain biking website: “Driving down the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley this morning I was stuck in a queue of traffic all following a cyclist.

“As I got closer I thought that's an odd flesh coloured Lycra outfit, only it wasn't, the road cyclist was naked, naked as the day he was born.

“Is this a new trend for road cyclists?”

According to the Derbyshire Telegraph, police were alerted to the presence of the cyclist shortly before 8am on Saturday morning, and some motorists took pictures of the man, described as white with brown hair, as they passed him.

The newspaper adds: “Upon further investigation, officers discovered that it was World Naked Bike Ride Day, however no other naked cyclists were reported in the area.”

According to the UK website of the World Naked Bike Ride, no events were planned here last Saturday.

Derby Telegraph columnist Anton Rippon tweeted:

 

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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paulrbarnard [182 posts] 1 year ago
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Marginal gains...

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SamSkjord [39 posts] 1 year ago
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Only if they've shaved everywhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I

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Simmo72 [594 posts] 1 year ago
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Hope we wasn't using an Arione saddle, man, those things destroy testicles surrounded in padding, god knows the devastation direct on the flesh......probably similar to an acide bath

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RobD [287 posts] 1 year ago
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Less weight and more aero, what's not to like?

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jollygoodvelo [1396 posts] 1 year ago
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Look, I freely admit that I look a bit of a c0ck in Lycra. But this is going too far.

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Beaufort [270 posts] 1 year ago
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I hope his bum was clean because you'll never get the stink off the saddle otherwise.

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Notsofast [103 posts] 1 year ago
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Angela Rippon's let herself go.

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levermonkey [659 posts] 1 year ago
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There is nothing illegal about being nude in public - ask 'Tick-Tock' who rides to and from Cambridge everyday.  24

As a point of order
Nude - Without covering
Naked - Without protection/guard

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FMOAB [261 posts] 1 year ago
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I'm sure there a joke about helmets in here somewhere. Oooh er missus.

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Beatnik69 [305 posts] 1 year ago
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Beaufort wrote:

I hope his bum was clean because you'll never get the stink off the saddle otherwise.

Hopefully he wasn't going fast enough to leave skid marks when braking!  13

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Leviathan [1885 posts] 1 year ago
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the man, described as white with brown hair

This really narrows it down. Wait... was it me?

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Hensteeth [73 posts] 1 year ago
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No tan lines then? Not a "real" cyclist.  3

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BritishNaturism [4 posts] 1 year ago
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Why are the police looking for him? Have they not checked the law? He has not broken any law, so I ask again, why look for him?

There is no good reason why a naked cyclist should hold up the traffic any more than any cyclist, so if the police should be looking for anyone it has to be the motorists who failed to make progress (a reason for failing your driving test).

The correct police response, if called by a member of the public over an issue like this should be "Has he harmed anyone? No. No problem then, just ignore him and carry on..." And before anyone says that the sight of a naked person could harm a child, that is rubbish; no-one has ever been able to show this to be the case, quite the opposite in fact.

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brooksby [1056 posts] 1 year ago
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Isn't the law that being nude in public is not a crime, unless you are causing offence. But someone has to complain to the police that you are causing offence, and the police has to prove that you intended to cause offence.

To many people out there, simply riding a bike is intention to cause offence, regardless of whether you're wearing clothes...  3

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matthewn5 [748 posts] 1 year ago
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I'd hate to be right behind when he rose out the saddle on a climb.  17