Hundreds of naked cyclists rode through central London today for a protest against car culture and oil dependency. Cyclists, some decorated in bright paint, set off from six different points across the city before they converged at the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The event has taken place in London since and is said to be a demonstration against dependency on cars while highlighting cyclists as vulnerable road users. You don't want to be the person who lost their clothes on the ride or the one whose friends decided the ride was taking too long, they had better things to do and went home with your clothes. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Please wait Future London.
Hundreds of cyclists will strip off and pedal through London completely naked in an annual protest campaigning against car culture and celebrating the human body. The World Naked Bike Ride in London will see scores of nude cycling fans parading through the streets of the capital on Saturday. The quirky event is part of a global movement, with nude rides scheduled to take place from Chicago to Canterbury. The group is protesting dependency on oil and cars and campaigning for more rights and safety regulations for cyclists which, they argue, is a particularly pressing issue for London. They are all clogging up our streets because they are paid to be there and someone else is picking up the costs. They begin at different times throughout the afternoon and riders have the option of taking part in shorter or longer routes — which all end in Hyde Park. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
By Jack Newman For Mailonline. A naked bike ride has taken place through the streets of London today with thousands baring all for the annual event. Now in its 16th year, the bike ride sees men and women of all ages stripping off for a freeing ride in the city centre. An after-party will then take place to celebrate the event but the venue has insisted that all revellers put their clothes back on for the festivities. It was not just London that saw the nude cyclists as thousands across the world took part in the annual event. The bike ride is not only an expression of freedom but also serves as a protest for safer and more inclusive cycling. Among the group's aims are protesting against fossil fuels, car culture, gaining more rights for cyclists, demonstrating their vulnerability as cyclists, and celebrating their bodily freedom.