Oz cyclists strip naked to highlight vulnerability of riders on roads

March 7th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): A number of naked cyclists took to the streets of Melbourne in a bid to highlight the vulnerability of riders on the roads.

The nude riders, almost 150 of them, cycled through the city wearing only their helmets, in what organisers called an “all-purpose naked protest” that “exposed the vulnerability of cyclists on our roads”, the Age reported.

Organiser Heidi Hill said the World Naked Bike Ride was a family event, with counterparts in London, Rome, Paris, San Francisco, Vancouver and other cities around the world.

She said people on the street had disrobed and joined the cyclists as they rode from Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, down Brunswick Street, up Lygon Street and back to the garden.

They carried slogans about causes from pacifism to environmentalism: “No emissions but my own”, “Naked ambition”, “Wish you were as free as me”. (ANI)

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