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Video: Woman taking tea at Bettys in York asks man to move - so she can get an eyeful of World Naked Bike Ride

Riders had stopped to stage die-in at city's St Helen's Square...

A woman taking tea at the iconic Bettys Café Tea Rooms in York knocked on the window to ask a man to move - so she could get a better look at the people participating in the city's 12th annual World Naked Bike Ride.

People taking part in the ride, now held in more than 100 cities worldwide and which acts as a protest against car and fossil fuel dependency while also highlighting the fragility of the human body, had stopped to stage a die-in at the city's St Helen's Square.

The woman, who was sitting at a window seat with a male companion, gave the man standing outside a thumbs-up when he stepped aside to give her an unrestricted view of proceedings.

The footage was filmed by David Dunning of Minster FM, which has his full video report here.

The remaining legs of the World Naked Bike Ride to be held in the UK this year will take place in Newcastle-Gateshead and Folkestone this Saturday 1 July, in Worthing the following day, in Colchester on 8 July and a week later, on 15 July, in Clacton.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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FatBoyW | 6 years ago

Surely if this was a story about an old man doing this we would be disgusted by the objectification and  ogling of the pervert? 

Seriously though whilst It is funny - it also shows how well the  ride works at getting noticed I do hope they also got the message as to why they were riding so apparently vulnerable.


nah she's just a lecherous old woman!

simonmb | 6 years ago

"I nearly had a stroke"

Yorkshire wallet | 6 years ago

Obviously Bettys don't serve sausages.

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