The World Naked Bike Ride in Hastings
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international event to raise awareness of cycling safety, body positivity, and environmentalism. The free event is held annually in over 50 towns and cities around the planet, with participants riding bikes while nude or partially nude. Some carry signs or banners promoting their causes. I took the pictures below when the WNBR went to hastings in 2013. It just happened to coincide with when I was there—really!
World Naked Bike Ride, Hastings
In 2013, the WNBR visited Hastings, a seaside town in southern England. Local cycling and environmental groups organised the event. They hoped to draw attention to cycling safety and air pollution.
Many people took part in the Hastings ride, which began at the pier and wound through the town centre. Participants ranged in age and body type, and some carried signs with slogans such as “Less gas, more ass” and “Bare as you dare.” Other riders wore nothing but body paint with slogans written on their bodies.
The event was covered by local media, generating much interest and debate. While some residents expressed shock or disapproval at naked riders cycling through the town, others cheered and waved from the sidelines. The organisers defended the event, arguing it was a peaceful and legal protest to promote positive change.
Overall, the WNBR in Hastings was a successful event that raised awareness of environmental and social issues. It also sparked debate and discussion about the role of cycling in sustainable transportation and the place of nudity in public spaces.
Plans are underway for the 6th Hastings World Naked Bike Ride in 2023!
World Naked Bike Ride (Hastings): The Pictures
Check out the street photography below of the WNBR I took when it came to Hastings (East Sussex) in 2013.
Hastings, East Sussex.
Ricoh GR point-and-shoot compact digital camera.
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