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Cyclist removed after becoming aroused during cycle ride

Cyclist removed after becoming aroused during cycle ride

A cyclist has been removed from a naked cycle ride after getting a little 'overexcited' during the event, it has been reported.

The World Naked Bike Ride took place in Kent and the man was spoken to by police after members of the public complained about his 'aroused' state.

The cyclist was then pulled to one side and ordered to put his jeans back on before being spoken to by police.

In an interview published by Cambridge News, one witness said: "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."

Barry Freeman, an organiser for WNBR said: "We do not accept this behaviour and he was dealt with and removed before the ride started."

However, it appears that despite the unsavoury incident, the rest of the event went rather smoothly.

Chief Inspector Mark Arnold told the Canterbury Times that the ride was 'peaceful' and there were no plans to take further action against the man.
He explained: "The primary role of Kent Police was to facilitate peaceful protest and officers worked with organisers and partner agencies with the aim of keeping people safe and minimising disruption to the city.

"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."

However, it is not the first time the bike ride has caused a stir among the public.

In 2014, complaints were made after one man turned up naked - but without a bike.

The event is held to raise awareness of sustainability issues and the safety of cyclists on the road.

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