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Cyclists not allowed to let it all hang out

posted 8 Jun 2010, 03:19 by David Rintoul   [ updated 8 Jun 2010, 03:40 ]

Tassels are more commonly found decorating the handlebars of children's bicycles.

But a group of daring bikers will be putting them – along with carefully positioned leaves and socks – to a more unusual use in a trip through the Meadows at the weekend.

While mass naked bike rides are set to be held across the world on Saturday, in Edinburgh the participants have been told they must preserve their modesty.

It comes after run-ins in previous years with Lothian and Borders Police, including in 2004 when officers threatened to arrest anyone who stripped off for "outraging public decency".