Southampton's annual naked bike ride returns tonight

Daily Echo: Time to get naked cycling Time to get naked cycling

HUNDREDS of campaigners are set to bare all this evening, at one of the biggest naked events on the south coast.

Around 150 cyclists are set to saddle up wearing nothing but their birthday suits, to tackle a route through the city centre.

The brazen protesters are due to set off from Southampton Common at 6pm for the city’s sixth annual ride.

Organisers have dedicated this year’s ride to former university lecturer Mark Brummell, a former member of the Southampton Cycling Campaign who was killed in an accident while cycling in the New Forest last month.

The event forms part of the World Naked Bike Ride, which is held in 20 countries across the globe to protest against the world’s dependency on oil.

• For full coverage of this year’s Naked Bike Ride, see tomorrow’s Daily Echo.

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11:22am Fri 8 Jun 12

ToastyTea says...

I will have my binoculars and camera at the ready oooaghhh
I will have my binoculars and camera at the ready oooaghhh ToastyTea

11:30am Fri 8 Jun 12

bigfella777 says...

What they mean is anybody who is ugly and fat will be naked whereas anyone who is attractive like the girls in the photo will wear bikinis, it should be the other way round. Who cares about that when Euro 2012 is on.
What they mean is anybody who is ugly and fat will be naked whereas anyone who is attractive like the girls in the photo will wear bikinis, it should be the other way round. Who cares about that when Euro 2012 is on. bigfella777

11:59am Fri 8 Jun 12

crabbit says...

Rather them than me judging by the weather.
Rather them than me judging by the weather. crabbit

12:10pm Fri 8 Jun 12

cliffwalker says...

Any protester willing to go naked in this weather deserves all the exposure they can get.
Any protester willing to go naked in this weather deserves all the exposure they can get. cliffwalker

12:13pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Huffter says...

Many things can safely been done naked - cycling isn't one of them... you need all the protection you can get.
Many things can safely been done naked - cycling isn't one of them... you need all the protection you can get. Huffter

12:20pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Shoong says...

I wouldn't on health grounds if I were you!
I wouldn't on health grounds if I were you! Shoong

12:27pm Fri 8 Jun 12

The Salv says...

Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting.
Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting. The Salv

2:46pm Fri 8 Jun 12

richrider says...

Events like this put the Great back in Britain. The boys are certainly not going out to impress in weather like this ;)
Events like this put the Great back in Britain. The boys are certainly not going out to impress in weather like this ;) richrider

4:00pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Georgem says...

The Salv wrote:
Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting.
In other news, I hear your table legs are not fully covered. Let's hope you don't become overwhelmed with ****, and take a hansom carriage to Whitechapel so you can murder some ladies of the night.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting.[/p][/quote]In other news, I hear your table legs are not fully covered. Let's hope you don't become overwhelmed with ****, and take a hansom carriage to Whitechapel so you can murder some ladies of the night. Georgem

4:01pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Georgem says...

Huffter wrote:
Many things can safely been done naked - cycling isn't one of them... you need all the protection you can get.
There's cycling, and then there's cycling. Haring around the streets in and out of traffic and what-not, yep, very dangerous naked. This isn't what these people will be doing.
[quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: Many things can safely been done naked - cycling isn't one of them... you need all the protection you can get.[/p][/quote]There's cycling, and then there's cycling. Haring around the streets in and out of traffic and what-not, yep, very dangerous naked. This isn't what these people will be doing. Georgem

7:39pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Huffter says...

Georgem wrote:
Huffter wrote: Many things can safely been done naked - cycling isn't one of them... you need all the protection you can get.
There's cycling, and then there's cycling. Haring around the streets in and out of traffic and what-not, yep, very dangerous naked. This isn't what these people will be doing.
There are cyclists and cyclists - I'm one of those who is quite capable of falling off without any help from outside sources. I can't imagine riding naked... you never know what might get caught where.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: Many things can safely been done naked - cycling isn't one of them... you need all the protection you can get.[/p][/quote]There's cycling, and then there's cycling. Haring around the streets in and out of traffic and what-not, yep, very dangerous naked. This isn't what these people will be doing.[/p][/quote]There are cyclists and cyclists - I'm one of those who is quite capable of falling off without any help from outside sources. I can't imagine riding naked... you never know what might get caught where. Huffter

8:48am Sat 9 Jun 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

Georgem wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting.
In other news, I hear your table legs are not fully covered. Let's hope you don't become overwhelmed with ****, and take a hansom carriage to Whitechapel so you can murder some ladies of the night.
touche Georgem!

I knew it would be him that objected if anyone did ;)!
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting.[/p][/quote]In other news, I hear your table legs are not fully covered. Let's hope you don't become overwhelmed with ****, and take a hansom carriage to Whitechapel so you can murder some ladies of the night.[/p][/quote]touche Georgem! I knew it would be him that objected if anyone did ;)! freemantlegirl2

9:00am Sat 9 Jun 12

wishilivedabroad says...

They dont look very naked to me? bikinis and underwear? rather them than me - got to be uncomfortable! mind you, I bet some pervs would love to buy the saddles on ebay afterwards haha
They dont look very naked to me? bikinis and underwear? rather them than me - got to be uncomfortable! mind you, I bet some pervs would love to buy the saddles on ebay afterwards haha wishilivedabroad

11:19am Sat 9 Jun 12

The Salv says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
Georgem wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting.
In other news, I hear your table legs are not fully covered. Let's hope you don't become overwhelmed with ****, and take a hansom carriage to Whitechapel so you can murder some ladies of the night.
touche Georgem!

I knew it would be him that objected if anyone did ;)!
So you think its ok to have people expose themselves to you.
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Shouldnt be allowed - disgusting.[/p][/quote]In other news, I hear your table legs are not fully covered. Let's hope you don't become overwhelmed with ****, and take a hansom carriage to Whitechapel so you can murder some ladies of the night.[/p][/quote]touche Georgem! I knew it would be him that objected if anyone did ;)![/p][/quote]So you think its ok to have people expose themselves to you. The Salv

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