Southampton's 2012 Naked bike ride dedicated to late cyclist Mark Brummell

A previous naked bike ride in Southampton

A previous naked bike ride in Southampton

First published in Charity

CYCLISTS are gearing up to strip off for a serious cause.

Around 150 campaigners are expected to ride the streets of Southampton next week sporting nothing but their birthday suits for this year’s Naked Bike Ride.

They will set out from Southampton Common for a sixth consecutive year in a cheeky protest against the world’s dependency on oil.

Organisers say this year’s event will also be dedicated to former university lecturer Mark Brummell, a member of the Southampton Cycling Campaign, who was killed in an accident while cycling in the New Forest on Monday.

The annual event, which attracted more than 100 participants last year, will take place on June 8 from 6pm. It will start on the east side of the common, opposite the junction with Omdurman Road, before heading for the city centre.

Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.”

He added: “On Monday we heard of Mark’s tragic death, killed while cycling in the New Forest. Mark was a great character among Southampton’s cycling community – a long-standing and valued member of the cycling campaign and a legendary bike mechanic, who built and restored bikes for numerous friends. Friday’s ride is a great opportunity to remember a friend."

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3:55pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Georgem says...

Oh good, our resident Victorians can come along and complain about their sexual ardour being aroused or whatever, and make rhetorical claims about "The Children(tm)" or whatever it is they do every year when faced with the horror that is human nakedness.
Oh good, our resident Victorians can come along and complain about their sexual ardour being aroused or whatever, and make rhetorical claims about "The Children(tm)" or whatever it is they do every year when faced with the horror that is human nakedness. Georgem
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4:05pm Wed 6 Jun 12

geoff51 says...

Nakedness is far preferable than the awful colours of stretch Lycra that most Nazi cyclists think looks good.
Bring it on, if the weathers cold we wont notice too much anyway.
Nakedness is far preferable than the awful colours of stretch Lycra that most Nazi cyclists think looks good. Bring it on, if the weathers cold we wont notice too much anyway. geoff51
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4:17pm Wed 6 Jun 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.”

Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday!
You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)
Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.” Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday! You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :) 100%HANTSBOY
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4:22pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Shoong says...

I doubt any kind of nakedness will occur at all so let's not get excited on this one.

Dependency on oil eh? How many will turn up with a car equipped with a bike rack I wonder. Do they have anything to say on the alternatives?
I doubt any kind of nakedness will occur at all so let's not get excited on this one. Dependency on oil eh? How many will turn up with a car equipped with a bike rack I wonder. Do they have anything to say on the alternatives? Shoong
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4:27pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Higginz says...

Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day.

With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.
Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day. With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge. Higginz
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4:37pm Wed 6 Jun 12

ToastyTea says...

Higginz wrote:
Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day. With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.
hahaha quality
[quote][p][bold]Higginz[/bold] wrote: Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day. With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.[/p][/quote]hahaha quality ToastyTea
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4:39pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Georgem says...

Higginz wrote:
Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day.

With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.
Sorry, Higginz, working regulations require that you offer this massage to the men, too.
[quote][p][bold]Higginz[/bold] wrote: Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day. With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.[/p][/quote]Sorry, Higginz, working regulations require that you offer this massage to the men, too. Georgem
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4:42pm Wed 6 Jun 12

St Retford says...

Higginz wrote:
Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day. With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.
About 15 years ago there was a tramp who absolutely lived the dream in Southampton. He used to sit in the park outside Southampton Institute with a can of cider in one hand and his 'old chap' in the other and whenever a pert, nubile student walked past he would quite openly 'show his pleasure' to all and sundry. It's a shame he's probably dead from liver failure now because he would have bloody LOVED this.
[quote][p][bold]Higginz[/bold] wrote: Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day. With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.[/p][/quote]About 15 years ago there was a tramp who absolutely lived the dream in Southampton. He used to sit in the park outside Southampton Institute with a can of cider in one hand and his 'old chap' in the other and whenever a pert, nubile student walked past he would quite openly 'show his pleasure' to all and sundry. It's a shame he's probably dead from liver failure now because he would have bloody LOVED this. St Retford
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4:45pm Wed 6 Jun 12

dango says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.”

Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday!
You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)
I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;)
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.” Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday! You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)[/p][/quote]I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;) dango
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4:46pm Wed 6 Jun 12

dango says...

LOL @ Higginz
LOL @ Higginz dango
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4:50pm Wed 6 Jun 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

dango wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.”

Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday!
You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)
I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;)
That's one good reason not to go and watch!!
Now,if the blonde girl in the photo was there,that's a different matter!!
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.” Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday! You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)[/p][/quote]I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;)[/p][/quote]That's one good reason not to go and watch!! Now,if the blonde girl in the photo was there,that's a different matter!! 100%HANTSBOY
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4:52pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Over the Edge says...

I hope it rains
I hope it rains Over the Edge
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4:57pm Wed 6 Jun 12

chunky_lover says...

can we please ensure that any overweight females don't turn up.
can we please ensure that any overweight females don't turn up. chunky_lover
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5:07pm Wed 6 Jun 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
dango wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.”

Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday!
You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)
I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;)
That's one good reason not to go and watch!!
Now,if the blonde girl in the photo was there,that's a different matter!!
P.s Don't watch the video if you're just about to have your tea,I did and now I feel too sick to eat :(
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.” Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday! You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)[/p][/quote]I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;)[/p][/quote]That's one good reason not to go and watch!! Now,if the blonde girl in the photo was there,that's a different matter!![/p][/quote]P.s Don't watch the video if you're just about to have your tea,I did and now I feel too sick to eat :( 100%HANTSBOY
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7:09pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Sir Ad E Noid says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
dango wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.”

Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday!
You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)
I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;)
That's one good reason not to go and watch!!
Now,if the blonde girl in the photo was there,that's a different matter!!
P.s Don't watch the video if you're just about to have your tea,I did and now I feel too sick to eat :(
I thought your post was sexist and truly inane. I can decide what is and what isn't good for me in a video...............
.................(Te
n Minutes later) I have just watched it and also feel truly sick. I now wish I had taken your advice. Truly sorry for previous comments. Gak.
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Event organiser Rob Jordan said: “Initially we encountered questions from the police about legality but it’s well established now and gets a warm welcome from nearly everyone.” Be careful Rob,that's what they told the young revellers on Monday! You'll end up having your bikes confiscated and get beaten with riot batons! :)[/p][/quote]I think some of the cyclists will have their own batons on display! ;)[/p][/quote]That's one good reason not to go and watch!! Now,if the blonde girl in the photo was there,that's a different matter!![/p][/quote]P.s Don't watch the video if you're just about to have your tea,I did and now I feel too sick to eat :([/p][/quote]I thought your post was sexist and truly inane. I can decide what is and what isn't good for me in a video............... .................(Te n Minutes later) I have just watched it and also feel truly sick. I now wish I had taken your advice. Truly sorry for previous comments. Gak. Sir Ad E Noid
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7:32pm Wed 6 Jun 12

SOULJACKER says...

Higginz wrote:
Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day.

With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.
Higginz, I think you may need a hand with that setting up of a camcorder malarkey mate....These things are soo technical these days & I may have to attend & make sure you do it correctly ;)

Oh & make sure you don't pop an eye out & watch for friction burns too of course :))
[quote][p][bold]Higginz[/bold] wrote: Can I please remind the cyclists that although this is seen as a fun event, a certain amount of preparation and training will be required, so as to reduce the risk of injury on the day. With this in mind, I've set up three women's cycling machines in my front room. I'd urge all woman attendees, or at least those aged between 20 and 50, to come and train at my place - any evening will do. I've set up a camcorder so that we can work on your technique, and I offer an experienced massage, free of charge.[/p][/quote]Higginz, I think you may need a hand with that setting up of a camcorder malarkey mate....These things are soo technical these days & I may have to attend & make sure you do it correctly ;) Oh & make sure you don't pop an eye out & watch for friction burns too of course :)) SOULJACKER
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8:22pm Wed 6 Jun 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

This has its knockers and is bound to be saddled with some rude remarks, cycling without a gear is hard work, hope we don't get a chain reaction, look out for those wingnuts, I think I shouldn't have spoke on the subject.
This has its knockers and is bound to be saddled with some rude remarks, cycling without a gear is hard work, hope we don't get a chain reaction, look out for those wingnuts, I think I shouldn't have spoke on the subject. OSPREYSAINT
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