aD (simplypeachy) wrote in ukcycling,

World Naked Bike Ride

The UK's World Naked Bike Ride June events are closing fast:

"Every year, in cities around the world, people ride bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture."

This is definitely something I haven't done before, but I'm doing two other charity rides in June so I'm quite tempted by this. Southampton should be far away enough for no-one to recognise me :-)
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Being recognised is one thing. Having the figure to biff about naked is another...

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I'd like to and the Sheffield ride is within reach, but 27 riders in 2008, 17 in 2009, in 2010 I don't want it to be me and the dude who organised the thing.
I once stripped off and cycled round a local golf course naked. But that wasn't for charity - just because I could.
I can't imagine it being bearable, let alone comfortable. I'd need a much, much bigger saddle than any we have now...

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You and your exposed mucus membranes reckon so?

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