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Video: Woman taking tea at Bettys in York asks man to move - so she can get an eyeful of World Naked Bike Ride

Riders had stopped to stage die-in at city's St Helen's Square...

A woman taking tea at the iconic Bettys Café Tea Rooms in York knocked on the window to ask a man to move - so she could get a better look at the people participating in the city's 12th annual World Naked Bike Ride.

People taking part in the ride, now held in more than 100 cities worldwide and which acts as a protest against car and fossil fuel dependency while also highlighting the fragility of the human body, had stopped to stage a die-in at the city's St Helen's Square.

The woman, who was sitting at a window seat with a male companion, gave the man standing outside a thumbs-up when he stepped aside to give her an unrestricted view of proceedings.

The footage was filmed by David Dunning of Minster FM, which has his full video report here.

The remaining legs of the World Naked Bike Ride to be held in the UK this year will take place in Newcastle-Gateshead and Folkestone this Saturday 1 July, in Worthing the following day, in Colchester on 8 July and a week later, on 15 July, in Clacton.

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Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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