World Naked Bike Ride photos and more
World Naked Bike Ride photos
As always, the starting location for the ride will be announced later this spring, with the actual route kept under wraps to dissuade the public from lining the streets in advance, posing a possible public safety hazard for attendees. The World Naked Bike Ride is officially a protest — against our dependency on oil, for cyclist safety and in support of body positivity. Attendees are also encouraged to adopt their own causes, often using their bare backs as protest signs. The event's motto is "bare as you dare," encouraging riders to dress down to their comfort. That means while there will certainly be thousands of nude cyclists, there will also be plenty of people riding topless or in costumes. Photos from the World Naked Bike Ride. Thousands strip for Portland's naked bike ride, but why do they do it?
Ross Bentley. Getting the message across. Picture: Steve Waller. The event will see undressed cyclists congregate on New Street in Ipswich before pedalling an eight-mile route around town. Naked cyclist enthusiast Robert Brown, who attended the meeting with the Safety Advisory Group, said it "was over quickly". It was a completely different response to what we first got in Tendring. Similar naked bike ride events have been held across the region for a number of years in Clacton, Chelmsford, Colchester and Cambridge. The first event in East Anglia was in Clacton in where the ride initially faced opposition from council leaders after they received complaints.