I was walking to Waterloo train station yesterday when I stumbled across an army of naked cyclists!
According to its website, http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk/, its all about 'peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. A celebration of the bicycle and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body.
It was funny, and actually quite inspiring, to see - not least because there were so many people taking part! It actually gives me some hope that the tide of puritanism sweeping the country may yet be turned.
World Naked Bike Rides purpose was to draw attention to oil dependency and the negative social and environmental impacts of a car dominated culture.
The World Naked Bike Ride Chicago 2008, the world's largest bike ride in support of positive body image and freedom from oil dependency.
This is what it is like riding along Oxford St during the World Naked Bike Ride. Around 1000 cyclists plus thousands of cheering shoppers and tourists created a big carnival atmosphere.
Sorry it's taken almost a year to post the improved version - I was inspired by this year's event approachng on June 13th 2009 - see you all there!
Video compilation of the 3rd Annual WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE / DC 'step-off' from McPherson Square in NW WDC on Saturday afternoon en route to the US Capitol and THE WHITE HOUSE .. in protest against oil consumption.
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The world naked bike ride, where bikers are encouraged to wear helmets but not clothes, hit Portland, Ore. this weekend. The event is held annually to raise awareness of fossil fuel consumption and to encourage sustainable transportation.
Shot from a rider's cam on State Street.
August 15th, Riders gathered in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO to protest oil dependency, to promote comfortable body image, to raise awareness of cyclists in a motor-driven world and to bring together cycling community. Several hundred riders stripped down and rode through the streets of St. Louis to get the message across. The ride ended up at the Atomic Cowboy where riders enjoyed refreshments and music.
This Video was produced for the Riverfront Times http://www.riverfronttimes.com
Tim Murphy catches up with naked cyclists at this environmental protest.
Beautiful people of Brighton & Hove, UK at their 2nd annual ride. Million thanks for specially written choon by Dizraeli
Protest against oil dependecy
Curb car culture
Celebrate body freedom
Real Right for bikes....
A UMC4 news story on World Naked Bike Ride Chicago 2007.