Naked bike riders should cover up, says Brighton and Hove's top cop

Naked bike riders should cover up, says city's top cop

Naked bike riders should cover up, says city's top cop

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Nude bike riders have been urged to cover up by a city’s police chief.

Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp, Brighton and Hove police commander, said cyclists in the annual Naked Bike Ride would be told to “conceal their most intimate parts”.

The ride sets off from Preston Park this Sunday with up to a thousand bikers expected to bare all.

Ch Supt Kemp said: “We will deal positively, but proportionately, with any indications that a crime has been committed. Nudity is not automatically an offence, but depends on the circumstances and intention of the person who is naked.

“I am, however, concerned about the distress that full nudity may cause to other people in the city.

“Our police liaison officers will, therefore, be encouraging anyone who is completely naked to cover their most intimate body parts from full public view.”

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4:52pm Wed 5 Jun 13

nuff said says...

Aren't you going to tell us which bits you have in mind Nev ?
Aren't you going to tell us which bits you have in mind Nev ? nuff said
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5:01pm Wed 5 Jun 13

sussexram40 says...

Nude bike riders have been urged to cover up by a city’s police chief.

If they cover up their crown jewels they wont be naked which means they would have to change the name of the event.

Also does this policeman's request apply to men as well as women? I bet its sexist and what he really means is "no dangly bits please"
Nude bike riders have been urged to cover up by a city’s police chief. If they cover up their crown jewels they wont be naked which means they would have to change the name of the event. Also does this policeman's request apply to men as well as women? I bet its sexist and what he really means is "no dangly bits please" sussexram40
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5:10pm Wed 5 Jun 13

a person says...

I would have thought the police would advise them to wear a
cycle helmet .

I would be surprised if many people would be distressed by anything in Brighton .
Have they ever watched gay pride ,or been to the nudist beach.

I would have thought you see more nudity on tv than you would see on a bike.
I would have thought the police would advise them to wear a cycle helmet . I would be surprised if many people would be distressed by anything in Brighton . Have they ever watched gay pride ,or been to the nudist beach. I would have thought you see more nudity on tv than you would see on a bike. a person
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5:32pm Wed 5 Jun 13

Fight_Back says...

How strange - when I phone SUSSEX POLICE about anti-social behaviour in our street including vandalism, foul and abusive language and simulated sex they can't bothered to turn up ( when they do they are FOUR hours late ! ).

Yet, now, they can waste their resources on policing a naked bike ride !

How well is Katie doing ? Well worth voting for a MORE EXPENSIVE PPC !
How strange - when I phone SUSSEX POLICE about anti-social behaviour in our street including vandalism, foul and abusive language and simulated sex they can't bothered to turn up ( when they do they are FOUR hours late ! ). Yet, now, they can waste their resources on policing a naked bike ride ! How well is Katie doing ? Well worth voting for a MORE EXPENSIVE PPC ! Fight_Back
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5:35pm Wed 5 Jun 13

twitterprinter says...

It would make sense to cover up a bit, if the weather stays like this some folk are going to have some painful sunburn.
Anyone getting tears in the eyes ? :-)
It would make sense to cover up a bit, if the weather stays like this some folk are going to have some painful sunburn. Anyone getting tears in the eyes ? :-) twitterprinter
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5:55pm Wed 5 Jun 13

sussexram40 says...

twitterprinter wrote:
It would make sense to cover up a bit, if the weather stays like this some folk are going to have some painful sunburn.
Anyone getting tears in the eyes ? :-)
Just dab a bit of factor 25 on your nipples, orifices and protuberances and you will be fine.
[quote][p][bold]twitterprinter[/bold] wrote: It would make sense to cover up a bit, if the weather stays like this some folk are going to have some painful sunburn. Anyone getting tears in the eyes ? :-)[/p][/quote]Just dab a bit of factor 25 on your nipples, orifices and protuberances and you will be fine. sussexram40
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6:12pm Wed 5 Jun 13

Chris_K says...

It's ridiculous that Sussex Police take this line every year.

It's a bike ride, nobody is walking around Primark starkers, everybody apart from the blind, has seen a naked body before.

Give it a rest plod.
It's ridiculous that Sussex Police take this line every year. It's a bike ride, nobody is walking around Primark starkers, everybody apart from the blind, has seen a naked body before. Give it a rest plod. Chris_K
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6:18pm Wed 5 Jun 13

hovian says...

what a load of nonsense - havent the police got anything better to do...?
what a load of nonsense - havent the police got anything better to do...? hovian
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8:55pm Wed 5 Jun 13

Alison Smith says...

At last the Police are doing something about the annual exhibitionists bike ride.
At last the Police are doing something about the annual exhibitionists bike ride. Alison Smith
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9:12pm Wed 5 Jun 13

sussexram40 says...

An old lady with a few balls of wool has missed a trick here. If she had thought about it she could have spent the last year knitting willy warmers for use by the cyclists. It would have kept the police happy and earnt her a few bob. If an old lady reading this decides to do this - an extra large for me please.
An old lady with a few balls of wool has missed a trick here. If she had thought about it she could have spent the last year knitting willy warmers for use by the cyclists. It would have kept the police happy and earnt her a few bob. If an old lady reading this decides to do this - an extra large for me please. sussexram40
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9:19pm Wed 5 Jun 13

Poetic License says...

Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all..

Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball..

Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see..

Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee

Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town,

So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down..

I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks...

The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS

But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that...

They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...
Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all.. Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball.. Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see.. Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town, So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down.. I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks... The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that... They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait... Poetic License
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9:55pm Wed 5 Jun 13

HJarrs says...

It's not as if being naked is in any way natural!
It's not as if being naked is in any way natural! HJarrs
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10:55pm Wed 5 Jun 13

sussexram40 says...

HJarrs wrote:
It's not as if being naked is in any way natural!
I know.
I was born wearing a pair of pyjamas and a woolly hat.
We have a strange attitude to nudity in this country.
Theres a world of difference between being naked and being in an aroused state.
If a woman walks down the street in a micro skirt, high heels and with her cleavage half out that is fine. If she walks down the street naked that is not. As far as I'm concerned the former is far more sexual and provocative.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: It's not as if being naked is in any way natural![/p][/quote]I know. I was born wearing a pair of pyjamas and a woolly hat. We have a strange attitude to nudity in this country. Theres a world of difference between being naked and being in an aroused state. If a woman walks down the street in a micro skirt, high heels and with her cleavage half out that is fine. If she walks down the street naked that is not. As far as I'm concerned the former is far more sexual and provocative. sussexram40
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11:03pm Wed 5 Jun 13

sussexram40 says...

The top cop in Brighton is a man called Nev Kemp
I doubt very much that he likes to smoke hemp
He doesnt like nudity, he wants our bits concealed
And for breaches of that he will keep his eyes peeled
The top cop in Brighton is a man called Nev Kemp I doubt very much that he likes to smoke hemp He doesnt like nudity, he wants our bits concealed And for breaches of that he will keep his eyes peeled sussexram40
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11:18am Thu 6 Jun 13

tom servo says...

Poetic License wrote:
Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all..

Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball..

Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see..

Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee

Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town,

So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down..

I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks...

The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS

But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that...

They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...
Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story.

Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them?
[quote][p][bold]Poetic License[/bold] wrote: Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all.. Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball.. Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see.. Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town, So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down.. I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks... The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that... They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...[/p][/quote]Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story. Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them? tom servo
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1:14pm Thu 6 Jun 13

sussexram40 says...

Have to agree that Poetic Licence is getting boring now. The quality of his odes is declining. Seems he just bashes them out in 2 minutes now.
Unfortunately Anna praised one of his dittys a while ago which seems to have encouraged him in the hope he will get published in the paper.
The occasional verse is OK if it's good but mostly we have ryhmes for the sake of it now. Partly I may be responsible because I mimicked him with a ryhme or 2 of my own but i pledge to stop.
Have to agree that Poetic Licence is getting boring now. The quality of his odes is declining. Seems he just bashes them out in 2 minutes now. Unfortunately Anna praised one of his dittys a while ago which seems to have encouraged him in the hope he will get published in the paper. The occasional verse is OK if it's good but mostly we have ryhmes for the sake of it now. Partly I may be responsible because I mimicked him with a ryhme or 2 of my own but i pledge to stop. sussexram40
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4:17pm Thu 6 Jun 13

brightondrjohn says...

Would the officers involved really spend their time telling all the cyclists to cover up and break the tradition of this global series of events? Do they really want to be reported throughout the world as the police who don't understand the purpose of this celebration of natural energy, natural powered transport and the energy of collective nudity. Come on, spend your time dealing with aggression, theft, dangerous driving, organised crime etcetera- not a thousand or so people promoting what comes naturally!
Would the officers involved really spend their time telling all the cyclists to cover up and break the tradition of this global series of events? Do they really want to be reported throughout the world as the police who don't understand the purpose of this celebration of natural energy, natural powered transport and the energy of collective nudity. Come on, spend your time dealing with aggression, theft, dangerous driving, organised crime etcetera- not a thousand or so people promoting what comes naturally! brightondrjohn
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4:42pm Thu 6 Jun 13

whereisthe...? says...

Should think so too. They SHOULD be told to cover up regardless of gender - This is in affront to decency and parents trying to do a decent job of bringing their kids up in a reasonable way.

Are we supposed to put blinkers on our kids or avoid town on certain days so a few freaks get cheap thrills showing off their bodies?!

Or so a few idiotic idealists can make some fatuous empty headed point about nothing?

ENOUGH.
Should think so too. They SHOULD be told to cover up regardless of gender - This is in affront to decency and parents trying to do a decent job of bringing their kids up in a reasonable way. Are we supposed to put blinkers on our kids or avoid town on certain days so a few freaks get cheap thrills showing off their bodies?! Or so a few idiotic idealists can make some fatuous empty headed point about nothing? ENOUGH. whereisthe...?
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5:14pm Thu 6 Jun 13

Poetic License says...

tom servo wrote:
Poetic License wrote:
Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all..

Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball..

Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see..

Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee

Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town,

So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down..

I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks...

The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS

But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that...

They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...
Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story.

Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them?
I am sorry that my poetry,.. is not to your taste, ..

You think it 'poorly constructed' ..well let me cut right to the chase..

I right this stuff to entertain, educate and amuse...

What reason do YOU post on here, with your narrow minded, ill thought out views..?

If I amuse just one person, then my work is done...

Lighten up Tom, and get a life..I promise you'll have so much more,
fun..

Just pass my comments by and add you opinionated, wittering one after...

Or is it jealousy or envy, I wonder, through tears of.... unbridled laughter...
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poetic License[/bold] wrote: Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all.. Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball.. Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see.. Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town, So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down.. I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks... The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that... They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...[/p][/quote]Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story. Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them?[/p][/quote]I am sorry that my poetry,.. is not to your taste, .. You think it 'poorly constructed' ..well let me cut right to the chase.. I right this stuff to entertain, educate and amuse... What reason do YOU post on here, with your narrow minded, ill thought out views..? If I amuse just one person, then my work is done... Lighten up Tom, and get a life..I promise you'll have so much more, fun.. Just pass my comments by and add you opinionated, wittering one after... Or is it jealousy or envy, I wonder, through tears of.... unbridled laughter... Poetic License
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6:40pm Thu 6 Jun 13

lachrymatory says...

Poetic License wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Poetic License wrote:
Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all..

Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball..

Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see..

Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee

Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town,

So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down..

I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks...

The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS

But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that...

They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...
Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story.

Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them?
I am sorry that my poetry,.. is not to your taste, ..

You think it 'poorly constructed' ..well let me cut right to the chase..

I right this stuff to entertain, educate and amuse...

What reason do YOU post on here, with your narrow minded, ill thought out views..?

If I amuse just one person, then my work is done...

Lighten up Tom, and get a life..I promise you'll have so much more,
fun..

Just pass my comments by and add you opinionated, wittering one after...

Or is it jealousy or envy, I wonder, through tears of.... unbridled laughter...
Just stop.
[quote][p][bold]Poetic License[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poetic License[/bold] wrote: Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all.. Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball.. Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see.. Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town, So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down.. I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks... The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that... They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...[/p][/quote]Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story. Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them?[/p][/quote]I am sorry that my poetry,.. is not to your taste, .. You think it 'poorly constructed' ..well let me cut right to the chase.. I right this stuff to entertain, educate and amuse... What reason do YOU post on here, with your narrow minded, ill thought out views..? If I amuse just one person, then my work is done... Lighten up Tom, and get a life..I promise you'll have so much more, fun.. Just pass my comments by and add you opinionated, wittering one after... Or is it jealousy or envy, I wonder, through tears of.... unbridled laughter...[/p][/quote]Just stop. lachrymatory
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9:03pm Thu 6 Jun 13

tom servo says...

Poetic License wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Poetic License wrote:
Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all..

Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball..

Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see..

Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee

Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town,

So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down..

I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks...

The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS

But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that...

They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...
Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story.

Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them?
I am sorry that my poetry,.. is not to your taste, ..

You think it 'poorly constructed' ..well let me cut right to the chase..

I right this stuff to entertain, educate and amuse...

What reason do YOU post on here, with your narrow minded, ill thought out views..?

If I amuse just one person, then my work is done...

Lighten up Tom, and get a life..I promise you'll have so much more,
fun..

Just pass my comments by and add you opinionated, wittering one after...

Or is it jealousy or envy, I wonder, through tears of.... unbridled laughter...
Yes I am jealous of your lack of talent.
[quote][p][bold]Poetic License[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poetic License[/bold] wrote: Neville the Chief Plod in Brighton has spoken so listen ...one and all.. Make sure your boys are covered..sort of a Policemans secret ball.. Nipples are going to be acceptable but he does not want to see.. Dangly bits on the men or view the place from which women pee Of course Neville suspended decency laws when the gays all came to town, So maybe he just wants it tidied up or at the most just coated with down.. I know it will be hard for some of the 'natural' looking chicks... The ones that do not seem to have heard of Nair cream or a packet of BICS But don't worry you hirsute ladies, Neville has a plan for that... They will turn a blind eye to your 'front bottoms' as long as they are in a plait...[/p][/quote]Give it a rest. Your poorly constructed rhyming guff is appearing on every story. Got a LOT of time on our hands have we? ... or are you under the illusion that people look forward to reading them?[/p][/quote]I am sorry that my poetry,.. is not to your taste, .. You think it 'poorly constructed' ..well let me cut right to the chase.. I right this stuff to entertain, educate and amuse... What reason do YOU post on here, with your narrow minded, ill thought out views..? If I amuse just one person, then my work is done... Lighten up Tom, and get a life..I promise you'll have so much more, fun.. Just pass my comments by and add you opinionated, wittering one after... Or is it jealousy or envy, I wonder, through tears of.... unbridled laughter...[/p][/quote]Yes I am jealous of your lack of talent. tom servo
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9:04pm Thu 6 Jun 13

NickBrt says...

I'd quite like to see Nev Kemp naked.....
I'd quite like to see Nev Kemp naked..... NickBrt
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2:48am Fri 7 Jun 13

British Naturism says...

Perhaps Chief Superintendent Kemp wants Brighton to be the laughing-stock of all the WNBR events that take place all over the world?

Perhaps he has forgotten the essay On Liberty written by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) and published in 1859:
"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others". What harm would the sight of a human in their natural state do please Mr Kemp?

Perhaps he just wants to impose his own prejudice on everyone and fly in the face of the Liberty that we are lead to believe is our right in this so-called free society? The most likely explanation is that he falls into the category of "I don't mind it, but what about others?" As a policeman perhaps he thinks he has to do this. Well who are these others? 90% of the population consider nudists/Naturists "harmless" or even "sensible" according to surveys in both 2001 and 2011. The crowds witnessing the WNBR in Brighton or London or any of the many other towns/cities always smile, cheer, applaud, and photograph the riders. It's a fun protest with a serious message.

If the new Antisocial Bill going through Parliament at the moment is passed in it's present form, this prude of a policeman will get his way. We are all under serious threat from this bill as it will empower the police to make criminals out of all of us for whatever they don't like us being able to do. Welcome to a police state...
Perhaps Chief Superintendent Kemp wants Brighton to be the laughing-stock of all the WNBR events that take place all over the world? Perhaps he has forgotten the essay On Liberty written by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) and published in 1859: "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others". What harm would the sight of a human in their natural state do please Mr Kemp? Perhaps he just wants to impose his own prejudice on everyone and fly in the face of the Liberty that we are lead to believe is our right in this so-called free society? The most likely explanation is that he falls into the category of "I don't mind it, but what about others?" As a policeman perhaps he thinks he has to do this. Well who are these others? 90% of the population consider nudists/Naturists "harmless" or even "sensible" according to surveys in both 2001 and 2011. The crowds witnessing the WNBR in Brighton or London or any of the many other towns/cities always smile, cheer, applaud, and photograph the riders. It's a fun protest with a serious message. If the new Antisocial Bill going through Parliament at the moment is passed in it's present form, this prude of a policeman will get his way. We are all under serious threat from this bill as it will empower the police to make criminals out of all of us for whatever they don't like us being able to do. Welcome to a police state... British Naturism
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2:31pm Fri 7 Jun 13

Kev0 says...

I understand that the Police should be working to prevent crime, but do they have the power to prevent people doing something which is not a crime?
Something which is just a harmless bit of fun!

This does not feel right to me. Especially when one considers that this will be the 8th year that this event has taken place in Brighton and that the same thing has occurred in Plymouth, Southampton, Bristol, London and several other cities in England and the world.

I think we need to stand fast here. This actually justifies to me the importance of doing the ride naked - so we can have these conversations!

See you on Sunday..
I understand that the Police should be working to prevent crime, but do they have the power to prevent people doing something which is not a crime? Something which is just a harmless bit of fun! This does not feel right to me. Especially when one considers that this will be the 8th year that this event has taken place in Brighton and that the same thing has occurred in Plymouth, Southampton, Bristol, London and several other cities in England and the world. I think we need to stand fast here. This actually justifies to me the importance of doing the ride naked - so we can have these conversations! See you on Sunday.. Kev0
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5:17pm Fri 7 Jun 13

jason49mac says...

OK lets be honest.
he has found a way to massage his statistics.
He's hoping to create a record number of ASBO's ..

Funny how he hasn't grasped the LEGAL concept "it is NOT illegal to be naked in public". And that the protest is done in this manner to gain interest for Cyclists & Cycling Safety.
OK lets be honest. he has found a way to massage his statistics. He's hoping to create a record number of ASBO's .. Funny how he hasn't grasped the LEGAL concept "it is NOT illegal to be naked in public". And that the protest is done in this manner to gain interest for Cyclists & Cycling Safety. jason49mac
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5:21pm Fri 7 Jun 13

jason49mac says...

whereisthe...? wrote:
Should think so too. They SHOULD be told to cover up regardless of gender - This is in affront to decency and parents trying to do a decent job of bringing their kids up in a reasonable way.

Are we supposed to put blinkers on our kids or avoid town on certain days so a few freaks get cheap thrills showing off their bodies?!

Or so a few idiotic idealists can make some fatuous empty headed point about nothing?

ENOUGH.
Maybe you would stop the great artists painting naked bodies?
Movie makers flaunting nude bodies?
Oh and your local beaches ALL over the world too?

Grow up, the world has changed since Victoria.
[quote][p][bold]whereisthe...?[/bold] wrote: Should think so too. They SHOULD be told to cover up regardless of gender - This is in affront to decency and parents trying to do a decent job of bringing their kids up in a reasonable way. Are we supposed to put blinkers on our kids or avoid town on certain days so a few freaks get cheap thrills showing off their bodies?! Or so a few idiotic idealists can make some fatuous empty headed point about nothing? ENOUGH.[/p][/quote]Maybe you would stop the great artists painting naked bodies? Movie makers flaunting nude bodies? Oh and your local beaches ALL over the world too? Grow up, the world has changed since Victoria. jason49mac
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12:41am Sat 8 Jun 13

melee says...

"Funny how he hasn't grasped the LEGAL concept "it is NOT illegal to be naked in public""

So why do they keep putting the 'naked rambler' in prison? I don't understand.
"Funny how he hasn't grasped the LEGAL concept "it is NOT illegal to be naked in public"" So why do they keep putting the 'naked rambler' in prison? I don't understand. melee
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10:30am Sat 8 Jun 13

Kev0 says...

melee wrote:
"Funny how he hasn't grasped the LEGAL concept "it is NOT illegal to be naked in public""

So why do they keep putting the 'naked rambler' in prison? I don't understand.
It does explain why they keep letting him go. He's not actually breaking the law. Or at least he wasn't until he was ASBO'd!
[quote][p][bold]melee[/bold] wrote: "Funny how he hasn't grasped the LEGAL concept "it is NOT illegal to be naked in public"" So why do they keep putting the 'naked rambler' in prison? I don't understand.[/p][/quote]It does explain why they keep letting him go. He's not actually breaking the law. Or at least he wasn't until he was ASBO'd! Kev0
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1:14pm Sat 15 Jun 13

hubby says...

If nudity isn't illegal try walking round Asda starkers and see how you get on!
If nudity isn't illegal try walking round Asda starkers and see how you get on! hubby
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3:44pm Sat 15 Jun 13

sussexram40 says...

ITs rubbish to say nudity isnt illegal. Just because theres no law that says its illegal to be naked doesnt make it legel. Its covered by others laws .. indecent exposure and breach of the peace being just 2 I can mention.
ITs rubbish to say nudity isnt illegal. Just because theres no law that says its illegal to be naked doesnt make it legel. Its covered by others laws .. indecent exposure and breach of the peace being just 2 I can mention. sussexram40
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11:40pm Sat 15 Jun 13

British Naturism says...

sussexram40 wrote:
ITs rubbish to say nudity isnt illegal. Just because theres no law that says its illegal to be naked doesnt make it legel. Its covered by others laws .. indecent exposure and breach of the peace being just 2 I can mention.
There is no offence of "Indecent Exposure" on the statute books and hasn't been since 2003. The only law that comes close is section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 which states:

1)A person commits an offence if—
(a)he intentionally exposes his genitals, and
(b)he intends that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress.

Note: the requirement to prove that the offender intended to cause alarm or distress. The intention of the WNBR riders is to protest against oil dependency, in favour of cycling and in favour of 'Body Freedom'. The above law is there to catch 'flashers' and that it does. Naturists and WNBR participants have very different motives.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: ITs rubbish to say nudity isnt illegal. Just because theres no law that says its illegal to be naked doesnt make it legel. Its covered by others laws .. indecent exposure and breach of the peace being just 2 I can mention.[/p][/quote]There is no offence of "Indecent Exposure" on the statute books and hasn't been since 2003. The only law that comes close is section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 which states: 1)A person commits an offence if— (a)he intentionally exposes his genitals, and (b)he intends that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress. Note: the requirement to prove that the offender intended to cause alarm or distress. The intention of the WNBR riders is to protest against oil dependency, in favour of cycling and in favour of 'Body Freedom'. The above law is there to catch 'flashers' and that it does. Naturists and WNBR participants have very different motives. British Naturism
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11:53pm Sat 15 Jun 13

British Naturism says...

sussexram40 wrote:
ITs rubbish to say nudity isnt illegal. Just because theres no law that says its illegal to be naked doesnt make it legel. Its covered by others laws .. indecent exposure and breach of the peace being just 2 I can mention.
Second reply just in case you thought I was ignoring Breach of the Peace.

Attempts have been made to use Breach of the Peace against Naturists and it always fails (in England) I'm glad to say, as it is a totally inappropriate use of that law.

What about the common law of 'Outraging Public Decency'? Not suitable either as the term 'outrage' has been judged, by case law, to be a very strong term and simple nudity has been declared to not be outrageous. You only have to look at the reaction of the public to the WNBR to see the truth of that.

You forgot section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 - another one that sometimes gets tried and occasionally succeeds - if not well defended. This is the law that many tried to get abolished recently as it gives far too much power to the police to arrest anyone they don't like the look of. Most times any cases brought against Naturists are either dropped or overturned on appeal.

The police in all the other towns and cities in the UK where WNBRs take place don't have a problem - why Brighton?
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: ITs rubbish to say nudity isnt illegal. Just because theres no law that says its illegal to be naked doesnt make it legel. Its covered by others laws .. indecent exposure and breach of the peace being just 2 I can mention.[/p][/quote]Second reply just in case you thought I was ignoring Breach of the Peace. Attempts have been made to use Breach of the Peace against Naturists and it always fails (in England) I'm glad to say, as it is a totally inappropriate use of that law. What about the common law of 'Outraging Public Decency'? Not suitable either as the term 'outrage' has been judged, by case law, to be a very strong term and simple nudity has been declared to not be outrageous. You only have to look at the reaction of the public to the WNBR to see the truth of that. You forgot section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 - another one that sometimes gets tried and occasionally succeeds - if not well defended. This is the law that many tried to get abolished recently as it gives far too much power to the police to arrest anyone they don't like the look of. Most times any cases brought against Naturists are either dropped or overturned on appeal. The police in all the other towns and cities in the UK where WNBRs take place don't have a problem - why Brighton? British Naturism
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