A MAN HOPING TO PART TAKE IN THE Canterbury Leg of the World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday was told to put on his trousers and leave the event after developing an erection.
The cathedral city in Kent was hosting its edition of the event, designed to highlight both the vulnerability of cyclists and the effects of the environment of fossil fuel, for the third year.
According to a witness quoted on BT.com, “Everyone was taking their clothes off to get ready for the ride. I heard gasps and 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 event organizers went over to him and told him to put his trousers on, whiles speaking on a talkie-talkie to police.
The man looked sheepish when he was spoken to by the police.
Participants had been warned beforehand that “the police have confirmed that the will act on inappropriate behavior and we, the organizers, will support that”
Chief Inspector Mark Arnold from Kent Police said: “One individual was spoken to by the protest organizer and he was required to get dressed and leave the protest, which he did.
His details were taken by police but no action will be taken against the man.
Organizer Barry Freeman said on the event’s Facebook page: “We do not accept this behavior, and he was dealt with and removed before the ride started”