Bristol World Naked Bike Ride a Success!

by one less car
on Sunday 13 Jun 2010

type: News Report
topic: Transport
region: Bristol
Clothes flew off and body painting with slogans such as "more ass, less gas", "blooms not fumes", and "does my ass look big in this?" were slapped on as people got ready for Bristols World Naked Bike Ride. It set off from the Full Moon at about 1.30pm today to much cheering, praise, and many looks of bewilderment...
The Bristol World Naked Bike Ride is a protest against oil dependency and is also a promotion of Car Free Sundays in the city centre. It is also (not a little) symbolic of the vulnerability of cyclists and pedestrians in traffic, and a perty in the streets!
After a little tension caused when a police misunderstanding threatened to de-nude the ride (and arrest those not complying) just 3 days prior, a letter arrived stating that the ride could go on, nude as planned, as long as there weren't any serious complaints. And it did, with a turn out of about 200.
Here are all the beautiful people below.