Twice as many people sign up for Portsmouth’s naked bike ride

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ALMOST twice as many people have signed up to take part in this year’s Naked Bike Ride in Portsmouth as participated last year.

The second event of its kind in the city takes place on May 26 and 50 people have already confirmed their attendance on the ride’s official Facebook page. Last year, 18 riders registered to take part but 29 turned up on the day.

The event is held to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and as an environmental protest against the rate at which fossil fuels are used.

Organiser Ian Henden said: ‘Cyclists are getting knocked down and drivers keep saying they can’t see us, but they see us alright when all we are wearing is a smile.’