Bristol’s Naked Bike Ride

Bristol likes to be known as a “cycling city”.  Policy is to add cycle lanes when roads are  being redeveloped and put in cycle racks.  Steep hills and heavy traffic work against pleasant cycling and the largely Victorian street plan doesn’t leave room to separate cyclists from traffic in many parts.

An intrepid group of cyclists set off on 28 June 2015 to point out the vulnerability of the human body –

Setting off from the Full Moon, Stokes Croft
Setting off from the Full Moon, Stokes Croft
Lots of spectators for the Naked Bike Ride
Lots of spectators for the Naked Bike Ride

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riding naked apart from colourful body painting and slogans.

More Ass Less Gas
More Ass Less Gas
Body decoration for the ride
Body decoration for the ride

Happily the weather was warm and sunny as you can see in the pictures….

A laid-back bike
A laid-back bike
Castle Park in the sunshine
Castle Park in the sunshine
Green message
Green message

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Skateboarder: Me Too!
Skateboarder: Me Too!
Riding round the Bearpit
Riding round the Bearpit
A visit to the Council House
A visit to the Council House

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The riders made a circuit of College Green
The riders made a circuit of College Green

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Triumphal Arch!
Triumphal Arch!

427 cyclists took part this year and it is happening again in 2016, will there be even more riders?