Cyclist Removed from Nude Bike Ride after ‘Becoming Aroused’


Police removed a cyclist from a naked bike ride in Canterbury, England after he become “aroused” and “overexcited”.

The man was ordered to put his jeans on before being led away from the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) event, which was aimed at raising awareness of the dangers cyclists face on the road.

A witness told Kent Online: “Everyone was taking their clothes off to get ready for the ride. I heard gasps and I turned around – it was a horrible sight.

“It’s fair to say he was overexcited and got aroused. It looked like he was enjoying the event a bit too much.

“One of the organisers went over to him and told him to put his trousers on while speaking on a walkie-talkie to police.

“The man looked sheepish when he was spoken to by the police.”

Ride organiser Barry Freeman later said on Facebook: “We do not accept this behaviour and he was dealt with and removed before the ride started.”

A spokesman for Kent Police confirmed that a man had been told to get dressed and leave the race. Police took down his details but did not take any further action.

He also said that police were also looking into another complaint that the event was allowed to take place at all.

“Generally speaking, nudity in public is not an offence where there is no intention to cause harassment, alarm and distress and therefore Kent Police did not have any grounds to stop the event.”

WNBR events are held in cities and towns across the world by activists who want authorities to do more to protect cyclists on the road, and to remind motorists to look out for people riding bikes.