Hundreds of cyclists braved the damp, overcast and rather chilly weather to cycle nude through Brighton for the tenth annual Naked Bike Ride this afternoon (Sunday 12 June).
Part protest and part celebration, the cyclists made their way from The Level to the nudist beach with Sussex Police in attendance. The police were fully clothed.
A rollerskater joined the good-natured naturist throng as they made their stand. The organisers said that the event was about
- celebrating bikes, bodies and low-impact living
- highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists and our strength and safety in numbers
- protesting against fossil-fueled climate change and the dominance of our streets by cars
Similar events take place in more than a dozen other British towns and cities and about 70 places around the world. The event in London yesterday and Brighton today coincide with the start of National Bike Week.