Police were forced to intervene in a naked cycling event – after reports one of the riders got ‘overexcited’.
The ‘aroused’ cyclist was pulled aside and put his jeans back on before being spoken to by officers.
Organisers of the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) said the rider was removed before the ride started in Canterbury, Kent, on Saturday.
The naked rides, which take place in cities and towns around the world, are organised to highlight the dangers cyclists face from cars.
Participants are permitted to cycle naked but must adhere to strict rules.
One witness said: “Everyone was taking their clothes off to get ready for the ride. I heard gasps and I 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 organisers went over to him and told him to put his trousers on while speaking on a walkie-talkie to police.
“The man looked sheepish when he was spoken to by the police.”
In a response to complaints posted on Facebook, ride organiser Barry Freeman said: “We do not accept this behaviour and he was dealt with and removed before the ride started.”
Organisers had previously told participants: “The police have confirmed they WILL act on ANY inappropriate behaviour and we, the organisers will support that.
“If you are coming just to be a pain in the neck and to be the one to end this WNBR we’d rather you stayed at home.”
The riders left the grounds of Canterbury Castle at about 3.30pm for a three-mile route around and through the city.
It is the third time the daring demonstration has taken place in Canterbury.
Protesters can cycle “as bare as you dare” but the rules state they must be riding bikes and there should be no skaters, or runners and riders cannot wear face masks.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Organisers received complaints last year including about one man who turned up naked without a bike.
Kent Police said they kept a watching brief on the event.
Chief Insp Kevin Dyer said: “The primary role of Kent Police in this event is to facilitate any peaceful protest and officers have been working with organisers and partner agencies with the aim of keeping people safe and minimising disruption to the city.”
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