OMG! Naked People!!!
If you weren’t in Portswood this evening at around 6.30pm and you’re a fan of nudity, you missed a treat. Horns were blared, mouths gaped, fascinated tramps stopped rifling through […]
If you weren’t in Portswood this evening at around 6.30pm and you’re a fan of nudity, you missed a treat.
Horns were blared, mouths gaped, fascinated tramps stopped rifling through the Waitrose bins and rubbed their eyes in astonishment, convinced they must be more stoned than usual. For once it wasn’t just the pervy drivers who rolled down their windows to gawp….yes, that’s right, it could only be Southampton’s very own Naked Bike Ride 2012, or in other words, the only time of the year when cyclists become more of a spectacle than an annoyance.
For the sixth year running, an eager throng of wobbly bits cycled 6 miles from the Common today, through Portswood and on into the centre of town. Their cause is simple: to protest against the world’s over-use of oil, whilst equally promoting cycling as an environmental and practical means of transport.
This year, the event was also dedicated to Mark Brummell, a former university lecturer and member of the Southampton Cycling Campaign, who sadly died on Monday after an accident whilst cycling in the New Forest.