Published on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 8:09 pm.

Portsmouth Naked Bike Ride has been postponed until July

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The World Naked Bike Ride which was due to take place in Portsmouth this Saturday has been postponed.

Organiser, Simon Terry, decided to move the ride to July because bad weather is forecast for this weekend.

It will now take place on Sunday 3rd July, a day after the one in Folkestone which Simon also organises.

Simon said, “We can make a weekend of it that way too. There’s no guarantee but it is more likely to be warmer and hopefully dry too then.”

The ride will have a different start point this year due to complaints from Southsea residents. This year they will ride from Alexandra Park then make their way through North End, Fratton and on to Southsea where they will cycle along the seafront, past Old Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays before returning.

Organiser Simon Terry, said “We decided to do the right thing and move to another area.”

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an annual demonstration that draws attention to oil and gas dependency and the safety of cyclists on the road. Rides take place in over forty locations in the UK and around the world.

Although most people attend the ride naked, or semi-clothed – and this is encouraged – Simon said that all are welcome: “Anyone can take part. You can do it fully clothed if you want to. It’s ‘Bare as you dare’.

If you’re interested in joining the Naked Cyclists, the ride takes place on the 3rd July.
Words Haley Storey

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