Thursday 19 April 2018

Some cheek: Nude cyclists take to the roads for World Naked Bike Ride

Hundreds of bare-bottomed cyclists all over the world took to the streets for World Naked Bike Ride event.

The annual ride, which took place in London, Brighton and Southampton as well as in cities across the globe, is a protest against oil dependency and a way to demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists on the road.

London’s bike ride in the capital quite literally stopped traffic.

Some spectators were less than amused by the brazen riders. Twitter user Matthew Galvin said: “A cavalcade of naked cyclists have just ridden past my house. It wasn’t a pretty sight.”

Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.
Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in lower Manhattan in New York June 8, 2013.
Children on piggyback watch a group of topless and nude cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in lower Manhattan in New York June 8, 2013.
A group of topless and nude cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in lower Manhattan in New York June 8, 2013.
Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City June 8, 2013. The ride aimed to promote a body-positive culture and encourage cycling as a greener mode of transportation.
Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City June 8, 2013. The ride aimed to promote a body-positive culture and encourage cycling as a greener mode of transportation.
Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City June 8, 2013. The ride aimed to promote a body-positive culture and encourage cycling as a greener mode of transportation.
Nude and semi-nude cyclists ride through the streets of Mexico City, Saturday, June 8, 2013.
A semi-nude cyclist with a message written on her back that reads in Spanish "To the Queen, the bike" joins a protest ride with other bicycle enthusiasts in Mexico City, Saturday, June 8, 2013
Naked cyclists talk as they take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, June 7, 2013.

Other events took place in New York, Mexico and Greece.

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