Naked cyclist caught by speed camera in Germany

Man was riding well over speed limit - but will escape fine because police cannot identify him

A naked cyclist in Germany caught on camera riding over the speed limit is likely to escape a fine because police cannot identify him.

The man, wearing only shoes, was snapped heading i8nto the centre of Kiel on the evening of Saturday 21 July, reports dw.com.

According to police, he was pedalling at 47 kilometres an hour in a 30 kilometres an hour zone.

The man’s ride in the buff came as Germany – in common with the rest of western Europe – faced record-breaking temperatures due to the heatwave.

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