Brighton this afternoon witnessed the 17th annual World Naked Bike Ride , a demonstration aimed at promoting low-impact living and advocating for the reduction of carbon footprints. The event saw the return of hundreds of participants.
Riders stripped down and decorated their bikes and bodies, embracing the theme of “life and inclusivity”. The seven-mile journey took the riders through the city, and ended at the Black Rock Naturist Beach.
A worldwide event, the World Naked Bike Ride took place in more than 50 cities globally, including nearby Portsmouth, Folkstone, Cardiff, Manchester, and London. The cited goal of the event is to challenge the dominance of cars on our streets while also highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists.
Sussex News reported that in previous years, the Brighton event has reguary attracted hundred participants.
The events organisers encouraged a comunal and inclusive atmosphere, with riders cycling alongside sound systems and flags highlighting the environmental and social issues addressed by cycling and body freedom.
The day concluded with an informal gathering on the naturist beach at around 4:30pm, wrapping up a another year of the World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton.