Dates set for 18 towns and cities Source: World Naked Bike Ride returns to the UK | road.cc
via World Naked Bike Ride returns to the UK | road.cc — All Nudist
Who’d have thought when WNBR (no introduction needed for this now famous event – or is it infamous?) started with 3 rides in UK in 2004 that it would garner such a following? Thousands of people – in 18 cities and towns around our green and pleasant land – will cycle in as little clothing as they dare, many if not most completely nude, under the umbrella of environmental concerns.
Interestingly, the UK website for WNBR doesn’t actually mention the environment or give any other reason to get nude and ride city streets. But WNBR Worldwide website does with this manifesto (for want of a better word):
But I have to wonder what the real reasons are for people doing this very public event. It’s a great cause to which I subscribe and believe that almost everyone who participates also subscribes at some level. But that can’t be the only reason, can it?
I suspect that parallel core reasons are that:
- naturists see it as an opportunity to get naked and, by default, to promote naturism;
- adherents of public nudity take this as a perfect opportunity to display their interests – notice I’m avoiding the word ‘exhibitionist’;
- it’s a hoot!
Would I do it? You bet your life I would and probably will if I am close enough to an event (without extending my busy work and leisure schedule too far).
Why? Primarily for 3 reasons:
- I love to get nude at every opportunity and this would be a good chance to do that with like-minded souls
- It widens acceptance of nudity with the general public (IMO)
- It’s a hoot!
Of course, there’s that environmental reason too…
Over 600 cyclists, mainly naked, rode around the centre of London to protest against car culture and our dependency on oil as a part of the World Naked Bike Ride, London June 10, 2006