Sunday, 10 June 2007

Bicycle races are coming your way...

*Warning - this post contains images of non-sexualised nudity*



On an innocent trip to London to see Mousetrap (Agatha Christie's record-breaking play and a thoroughly enjoyable show which I can heartily recommend), I was hovering outside St Martin’s Theatre waiting for a friend when I became aware of a happy sounding racket overpowering the general traffic noise which had forced itself into acceptance as background noise. The hum of the engines faded away as the whistles, whoops, horns and bells got louder. Ever curious, I wandered towards the source of the noise and was rather surprised to see processing past what looked like about a thousand joyous-looking cyclists in various stages of life, beauty and undress.



It was a little unexpected and struck me as being exotic even for central London, which I gather is slightly less reserved than Guildford; I wanted to know more - what it was all about and why all these people had gathered with their bikes, stripped off and were cycling through London with police escorts, whistles and bells and colourful body paint. One of the more senior participants was handing out leaflets as he cycled past at a sedate pace. Find out more here. What a great idea!

6 comments:

Marwood said...

Weren't you a pantless cyclist just a few blogs ago?

KindaBlue said...

Thing is, what happens if the chain breaks?

On the other hand, probably best not to wonder...

DJ Kirkby said...

Sounds like an interesting concept however I would think that England with it's unpredictable weather, may not be the right country to do this in.

But Why? said...

marwood, Hello. Yes, quite right. I was entirely without pants but otherwise fully clothed. If only I'd have known - I've have turned an otherwise functional journey home into a trail-blazing journey of protest against oil dependency.

kindablue, Yo. I think you are correct, it is best not to wonder. It's also good not to think about orange penguins.

dj kirkby, Hi. Fortunately the weather on Saturday was fine for the people trooping through London. However much I agree that the weather could make or break the day, I'm not sure that jetting off to sunnier climes is a realistic option given the context!

But x

Gary said...

I can't begin to imagine what state their saddles were in when they'd finished, anatomically correct ones ( yes they exist) or not.

I shall finish my breakfast now.

But Why? said...

Gary,

Many condolences on having interruped your breakfast to bring you the very latest in gratuitous nudity. I try incredibly hard to forewarn all visitors of any potential for offence, and apologise unreservedly if that picture put you off your sausages.

But x