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Naked cyclist spotted riding through Somerset thunderstorm

It wasn’t just the lightning that was flashing in the southwest last night

If you live in southwest England, you’ll have been treated to a spectacular thunderstorm on Saturday evening.

But for residents of a seaside town near Bristol it wasn’t just the lightning that was flashing, with a naked cyclist spotted defying the weather as he rode through the streets of Clevedon in North Somerset.

Somerset Live reports that the intrepid rider used balloons to try and cover his modesty – but according to one poster on the Everything Else Clevedon Facebook page, they didn’t quite do the job.

Samantha Hibbs wrote: “Yep, my husband saw him. Several cars were beeping him. The balloons weren’t terribly effective.”

The cyclist was first spotted at approximately 8pm and sightings continued throughout the evening, although it was reported that later on, he was on foot, having apparently discarded the bike.

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Simon joined road.cc 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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Canyon48 | 5 years ago
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Hrmmm, I cycled through Clevedon on Tuesday evening - I was most certainly fully clothed though!

This is a fairly tenuous cycling related story though, isn't it? Next, we'll find out he took a dip in the marine lake after his cycle/run, and he'll be called a triathlete - Slowtwtich will be all over it  Though he was wearing about enough for a triathlon  3

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brooksby replied to Canyon48 | 5 years ago
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Canyon48 wrote:

Hrmmm, I cycled through Clevedon on Tuesday evening - I was most certainly fully clothed though!

Were you wearing a skinsuit?

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David9694 | 6 years ago
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He always runs while others walk.
He acts while other men just talk.
He looks at this world, and wants it all,
So he strikes [dud-a dud-a dum!] like Thunderball.

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burtthebike | 6 years ago
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Thunder and lightning?  God taking flash photos?

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Ush replied to burtthebike | 6 years ago
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burtthebike wrote:

Thunder and lightning?  God taking flash photos?

They'll be over exposed.

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brooksby | 6 years ago
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Why is the person in the middle such a bright orange?  Are they related to The Donald, or are they aiming for a hi-viz naked bike ride?? Enquiring minds want to know...  

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