Ah, London. You never know what you will find in the streets. It could be 750 Gorilla’s, or 1000 nude bicyclists. Actually, this one is old news, from four months ago, but I just now heard about it.
World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, and fewer on skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates) to “protest oil dependency and celebrate the power and individuality of our bodies” – wiki
The point of it all, based on the WNBR Web site is to say: Stop the indecent exposure of human beings to automotive emissions; stop the oil dependency. The ride also voices solidarity among cyclists, who ride city streets clogged with vehicles emitting nauseating toxins, standing up and saying “We’re here, and deserve to be. Share the road; share the air.” – sustain
On Saturday 14 June 2008 the fifth London Naked Bike Ride took to the streets of the capital, allowing riders to see the city sights from the comfort of their own bike or skates. The ride was easy and upbeat, and riders decorated their bodies and bikes with messages of protest against oil dependency and car culture. The ride finished in record time (possibly even too quickly), and the rider numbers remained 1,000 (as with last year). The public was very receptive and enthusiastically supported the protest messages. Here are some very unique photos from Ben Lovejoy and Ramon Andarias – wiki
The World Naked Bike Ride protest 2008.