Horwich cyclist injured while doing naked bike ride

The Bolton News: Cyclists take part in the naked cycle event Cyclists take part in the naked cycle event

A CYCLIST from Horwich was left with broken ribs and cuts all over her head and body — after she fell off her bike while doing a naked bike ride.

Linda Jennings, aged 47, crashed into her partner, Rich Philips, during the ride in Manchester in June.

The couple were returning from taking part in the annual event — aimed at raising awareness of carbon emissions and cycling — when their bikes hit each other at 8.15pm, causing Ms Jennings to fly over the handle bars and hit the ground.

Now the pair have thanked firefighters who came to their aid after the crash.

Stretford blue watch firefighters Kevin Williams and Jim Hutchin were riding an aerial appliance and were returning to Stretford Fire Station from an incident when they spotted the couple.

Mr Hutchin said: “We saw a bit of a commotion and as we got closer we could see Linda on the floor and I said to Kev ‘we’re going to have to stop’.

“Because we were on the aerial appliance we didn’t have all the kit we have on a fire engine but we had a first-aid kit and there was a first aider already on scene so between us we were able to look after her.”

The firefighters gave first-aid and kept Ms Jennings warm with a blanket while also providing care to her partner Mr Philips.

Trafford Borough manager Tony Holt presented certificates and a cake to the firefighters.

Mr Philips, aged 49, said: “I want to thank Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for making it possible for us to meet the firefighters who helped us and to thank them officially.

“The hospitality we have received from the service as a whole since the accident has been overwhelming.

“When the accident happened we were in shock, injured and vulnerable.

"The calm assurance of the firefighters filtered through all the noise and panic and helped us to cope with what was a scary situation.

“Without the actions of Kevin and Jim I just don’t know where we would be now.”

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10:46am Fri 18 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

Riding a bike without clothes on is like sliding down a cheese grater, no sympathy at all.
Riding a bike without clothes on is like sliding down a cheese grater, no sympathy at all. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 22

11:45am Fri 18 Jul 14

The Running Man says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
Riding a bike without clothes on is like sliding down a cheese grater, no sympathy at all.
How big is your cheese grater?
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: Riding a bike without clothes on is like sliding down a cheese grater, no sympathy at all.[/p][/quote]How big is your cheese grater? The Running Man
  • Score: 5

11:48am Fri 18 Jul 14

The Running Man says...

"Now the pair have thanked firefighters who came to their aid after the crash."

See, they aren't always on strike!
"Now the pair have thanked firefighters who came to their aid after the crash." See, they aren't always on strike! The Running Man
  • Score: 5

11:49am Fri 18 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

The Running Man wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
Riding a bike without clothes on is like sliding down a cheese grater, no sympathy at all.
How big is your cheese grater?
Huge, honest :)
[quote][p][bold]The Running Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: Riding a bike without clothes on is like sliding down a cheese grater, no sympathy at all.[/p][/quote]How big is your cheese grater?[/p][/quote]Huge, honest :) mr.mark.c
  • Score: -27

11:55am Fri 18 Jul 14

ke1979 says...

Bet she left a skidmark.
Bet she left a skidmark. ke1979
  • Score: 14

12:16pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Lancashire always says...

Ew ha ha eeeeewwww ha ha ha i dont know how the firemen kept their faces straight !!!! well done
Ew ha ha eeeeewwww ha ha ha i dont know how the firemen kept their faces straight !!!! well done Lancashire always
  • Score: 1

12:16pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Farnworth Lady says...

I Quote!!!

" when their bikes hit each other at 8.15pm, causing Ms Jennings to fly over the handle bars and hit the ground."




Falling off your Bike is bad enough - but naked?

AND having to face the Fire Brigade twice - Once to rescue you, and again the Thank them.

Sheesh.
I Quote!!! " when their bikes hit each other at 8.15pm, causing Ms Jennings to fly over the handle bars and hit the ground." Falling off your Bike is bad enough - but naked? AND having to face the Fire Brigade twice - Once to rescue you, and again the Thank them. Sheesh. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 6

12:40pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Isn't there a bloke who keep getting arrested and jailed for naked rambling because he "affronts public decency"? Difference please?
Isn't there a bloke who keep getting arrested and jailed for naked rambling because he "affronts public decency"? Difference please? Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 18

1:05pm Fri 18 Jul 14

cliff4treasurer says...

I wonder what distracted her? Maybe her boyfriend is now her x boyfriend after she saw the competition?
I wonder what distracted her? Maybe her boyfriend is now her x boyfriend after she saw the competition? cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Fri 18 Jul 14

mrs philainsy says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
Isn't there a bloke who keep getting arrested and jailed for naked rambling because he "affronts public decency"? Difference please?
Correct.

I dont know what the Woman with the bright red hair has got on, but it needs ironing.


Who the heck would want to witness that spectacle after eating Lunch?

Yuk.
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: Isn't there a bloke who keep getting arrested and jailed for naked rambling because he "affronts public decency"? Difference please?[/p][/quote]Correct. I dont know what the Woman with the bright red hair has got on, but it needs ironing. Who the heck would want to witness that spectacle after eating Lunch? Yuk. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 4

1:11pm Fri 18 Jul 14

atlas123 says...

Most cycle events will not let you enter or compete without a helmet.


Look at all the idiots in the pic with no helmets.
Most cycle events will not let you enter or compete without a helmet. Look at all the idiots in the pic with no helmets. atlas123
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Sean kingston says...

This's is go balls up
This's is go balls up Sean kingston
  • Score: -9

4:01pm Fri 18 Jul 14

vicric87 says...

So indecent exposure is ok if it's part of a protest? Wow. Seems like just an excuse to go naked in public.
So indecent exposure is ok if it's part of a protest? Wow. Seems like just an excuse to go naked in public. vicric87
  • Score: 2

5:03pm Fri 18 Jul 14

boltonnut says...

She went t!ts up.
She went t!ts up. boltonnut
  • Score: 7

8:02pm Fri 18 Jul 14

markthementalist says...

atlas123 wrote:
Most cycle events will not let you enter or compete without a helmet.


Look at all the idiots in the pic with no helmets.
The men do have helmets!
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Most cycle events will not let you enter or compete without a helmet. Look at all the idiots in the pic with no helmets.[/p][/quote]The men do have helmets! markthementalist
  • Score: 5

10:17pm Fri 18 Jul 14

mb63 says...

Why were they not arrested for outraging public decency?
Riding round naked? Wtf? Are we supposed to feel sorry for her?
Why were they not arrested for outraging public decency? Riding round naked? Wtf? Are we supposed to feel sorry for her? mb63
  • Score: 3

9:22am Sat 19 Jul 14

Challenge50 says...

Some entertaining comments here but for clarity we were actually wearing clothing at the time of the accident, the naked bike ride had ended 20 minutes earlier & the annual event is sanctioned by GMP.

For the record the experience isn't uncomfortable provided you throw it over your shoulder as I did.
Some entertaining comments here but for clarity we were actually wearing clothing at the time of the accident, the naked bike ride had ended 20 minutes earlier & the annual event is sanctioned by GMP. For the record the experience isn't uncomfortable provided you throw it over your shoulder as I did. Challenge50
  • Score: 7

5:52pm Wed 23 Jul 14

barrythom says...

This article contradicts itself! They were NOT naked and it did NOT happen DURING the Manchester World Naked Bike Ride. The article clearly states it happened AFTER the WNBR as they were returning home, on their own, not as part of the WNBR. Even the photo isn't from the Manchester ride.
This article contradicts itself! They were NOT naked and it did NOT happen DURING the Manchester World Naked Bike Ride. The article clearly states it happened AFTER the WNBR as they were returning home, on their own, not as part of the WNBR. Even the photo isn't from the Manchester ride. barrythom
  • Score: 0
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