Largest Naked Protest, The World Naked Bike Ride in June

World Naked Bike Ride

In May and June each year, take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in approximately 70 cities throughout the world. Upcoming rides in the United Kingdom include rides through Belfast, Cardiff/Caerdydd, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton, York and finally finishing up in London.

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'Its Oil Over'More about the World’s Biggest Naked Protest

Since 2004, the World Naked Bike Ride has become recognized as the world’s biggest naked protest – with 70 cities in over 20 countries worldwide and thousands of bike riders and cyclists participating with 1500+ in the United Kingdom.

“The World Naked Bike Ride is a novel way of calling attention to the planets problems with a particularly powerful message against our increasing dependency on oil and the car culture that leaves cyclists so vulnerable. It’s vital that we all cut down on our oil usage and make changes to our lifestyle. By ditching the car for a bike or public transport we can all make a real difference.”

With gas and oil prices increasing daily – I doubt anyone would argue with them.

Stop the Indecent Exposure of People and the Planet to Cars and the Pollution They Create

Many other police officials like the Metropolitan Police in London have been supportive but there have been exception. Although the ride is a peaceful protest, some government officials and police have threatened the campaign with arrest and criminal charges, specifically in Brighton’s 2006 ride. Police & officials consider the World Naked Bike Ride as threatening behaviour that can cause harm and alarm and (obviously) for indecent exposure.

In response, Keith Taylor, the Convenor of Brighton Green Councillors noted:

“The World Naked Bike Ride is an effective way of getting the serious message across that all road users are vulnerable to fumes and accidents, despite what the prudish police are saying. 32,000 people died prematurely last year from respiratory disease, the majority of which is caused by cars. Now that is offensive!”

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