Saturday, June 13, 2015

Naked Bikers Storm London This Afternoon


Thousands of naked enthusiastic bikers stormed London this afternoon to celebrate the World Naked Bike Ride Day.  The theme was a protest against car culture to demonstrate the destructive nature of cars versus the environmentally friendly bicycle, oil dependency and also to 'celebrate the individuality of bikers' bodies'. They rode under the slogan 'Real Rights for Bikes' with the reason for their nudity being to highlight cyclist vulnerability.  The annual event started in 2004 and took place today in more than 20 countries across the globe.  Bikers in London departed from six different starting points - Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Clapham Junction, Kings Cross, West Norwood and Tower Hill rode through the city Westminster where their routes merged and rode together to the finishing point at Wellington Arch and Tower Hill.

Majority of the bikers rode in their birthday suits (they were encouraged to go as bare as they dared) while others had body paint on, helmets, masks (superman and batman were part of the race/protest), and various costumes to add a splash of colour to the protest/bike ride.  A negligible minority had one item of underwear on.  I would say it was a sight for sore eyes and a shock for a couple of tourists (including me) visiting the city.  I'm not complaining though. :) 

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC PICTURES AFTER THE CUT - Go beyond this point at your peril!

World Naked Bikers Day - an extremely important date in the June social calendar.....



Bikers go 'au naturelle'...................


'Nude not Crude' was the slogan on placards pinned to majority of the bicycles today


'Clothing optional' bicycle ride.......
Hundreds of the bikers carried their clothing in  knapsacks slung across their backs...


Nude not Crude.....


Bikers trying to create awareness for tolerance of bicycles on roads.... 


Go as bare as you dare......



Bare All.....


Or as much as you dare.........


Naked bike rides (clothing optional) also held in Manchester and York 
View pictures from the Manchester event HERE.

2 comments:

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    1. LOL! It was a shock and a pleasure to watch the protest after the initial shock wore off.... I'm thinking of joining the protest next year. The only problem is I don't know how to ride a bicycle.............

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