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Naked cyclist causes traffic queues in Derbyshire

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:



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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