Naked Bike Ride returns to Hastings


The World Naked Bike Ride is coming back to Hastings on Sunday (May 31).

Last year a warm and dry day saw many thousands of families lining the streets and leaning out of windows to cheer the cyclists who were baring it all.

Up to 100 naked cyclists are expected to ride on Sunday in celebration of the bicycle and of the power and individuality of the human body.

Organisers said it will be a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture and a demonstration of the vulnerability of the cyclist in traffic.

The ride will start at 1.30pm from the southern end of Alexandra Park, go down Queen’s Road and onto the seafront.

It will go to West Marina Gardens at St Leonards and then return for circuits of the town and the Old Town.

The ride will finish with a skinny dip.

All are welcome to join in the protest and to ride naked or ‘as bare as you dare’.

The World Naked Bike Ride is the world’s biggest naked protest.

More than 70 cities and thousands of riders participate worldwide and there are 12 rides in Brighton (June 14), London (June 13) and other UK cities.

Many tens of thousands of onlookers are expected to crowd the streets to support the naked cyclists in a carnival atmosphere.

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