Naked Kiwi cyclist escapes conviction, fine!

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Wellington, Mar 2 (ANI): A Kiwi man has escaped a conviction and fine for riding his bike naked near Upper Hutt after he successfully appealed it.

Nick Lowe was spotted by a female motorist, who complained to the police and later told the court that she was "fairly disgusted" when she saw him.

Lowe was convicted of offensive behaviour and fined 200 dollars and 130 dollars court costs after he was stopped by police while riding his bike naked on the Akatarawa Rd, north of Upper Hutt on March 15 last year - 'World Nude Bike Day'.

He appealed the conviction to the High Court, and in a ruling released March 2, Justice Clifford said Lowe's nakedness had not met the test of offensive behaviour and he quashed the conviction and fine.

The biker, a builder from Johnsonville, completed last year's Coast to Coast naked from the waist down, and regularly trains in the buff.

"It's a lifestyle thing - to put clothes on is uncomfortable. It's not about exhibitionism, I'm just uncomfortable in clothes," Stuff.co.nz quoted him as telling the Dominion Post. (ANI)

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