London Naked Bike Ride: Nude cyclists take to streets of UK capital
Baring all in front of heavy traffic, this was the eighth London World Naked Bike Ride, which set off from Hyde Park.
Approximately 1,000 naked cyclists stripped down to ride the nine miles, passing Buckingham Palace on the way, with many treating the Queen to a rendition of Happy Birthday in the process.
It was intended to be a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest, organised against the culture in which there is a dependence on oil and cars, and to promote the alternative – cycling.
It was also aimed at exposing the vulnerability faced by cyclists on the streets.
Luckily, the sun shone and the starkers protesters didn't have to brave the cold and rain, unlike those who participated in the World Naked Bike Ride in Portsmouth – which went ahead despite protests from city dwellers who tried to prevent the ride through the city.
The dress code for the annual event was 'bare as you dare' and participants were not required to be completely naked.
Organisers suggest wearing 'as little as you can while still feeling comfortable.'
The event took place in more than 50 cities, including Cardiff, Ottowa, Toronto, Chile, Greece, and thousands of people participated across the world.
As many as 3,000 people took part in the UK last year.
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