Nearly naked cyclists stop off in Romford as part of mammoth journey

People in Romford could be forgiven for thinking that a gang of naked men had taken over town on Monday morning.

A group of 15 ‘nearly nude’ cyclists pedalled through town to get some exposure - for their cause.

The volunteers – who were actually wearing bodysuits - stopped off at The Crown, London Road, for a rest on the first morning of their mammoth cycle from Southend to Galway, Ireland.

The six-day ‘East to West’ challenge is in aid of the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Holly Gilbert from the charity is riding behind the group in a support car. She said: “From a distance they do look naked and so people certainly notice them.


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“Residents have been really supportive on the journey, asking what they’re doing it for and some donating money on our rest stops.”

She explained: “It’s about raising awareness of male cancer, and to encourage men not to be embarrassed about visiting their doctor if they have symptoms.

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“The earlier cancer is diagnosed the more chance there is of successfully treating it.”

For more information about the charity visit: www.malecancer.org.

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