Jun 15 2010 By Dan Coombs
naked bike ride
THERE was more than an eyeful on show on Saturday morning when an intrepid group of carefree naked cyclists began a mammoth ride from Sipson.
They were taking part in the Sipson extension of the London World Naked Bike Ride, as a way of raising awareness for the long-term blight of the Heathrow Village.
Over 18 riders cycled from Sipson into Hyde Park in London where they joined dozens more naked cyclists, and the main central London route began. In total the route was more than 25 miles, and the group made it to Hyde Park in two hours.
Jesse Schust, Sipson rider and planning coordinator, said: "The ride was a protest against airport expansion, car culture, and oil dependency."
Sipson was recently given a reprieve from being bulldozed to make way for Heathrow Airport's third runway.
The Sipson riders travelled along the A4 until Kew Bridge. This route is expected to become Cycling Superhighway number nine by 2012.