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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.

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.