The event is part of an international environmental campaign promoting cycling and protesting against oil dependency and car culture. Following negotiations with Sussex Police, full nudity is not considered a problem. The ride celebrates cycling and the human body, and is a protest for safer, more sustainable, environmentally-friendly transport. It forms part of a growing global movement for stronger action on climate change. The naked element of the event is a powerful symbol of the vulnerability of cyclists on the road. Skaters are also welcome.
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By Milly Vincent For Mailonline. The ride is hoped to shine a light on cyclists' vulnerability on the roads as well as celebrate the power of the human body and how it can be used to power transport in a renewable way. Hundreds of naked cyclists took part in the bike ride through central Brighton - the full nudity is permitted in agreement with Sussex Police. Over two dozen police officers on bikes and in vehicles helped guide the cyclists safely though the city centre and seafront.
The World Naked Bike Ride WNBR is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport the vast majority on bicycles , but some on skateboards and inline skates , to "deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world. The dress code motto is "bare as you dare". Body art , such as body painting , are common forms of creative expression, as well as costumes, art bikes , portable sound reinforcement systems such as public address systems, bullhorns and boomboxes and musical instruments or other types of noisemakers. In addition to simply being able to ride clothes-free on community streets, some rides have established precedent by having body-painting parties, often involving numbers of naked riders and artists in high-visibility municipal parks.
The naked cyclists - and others with strategically-placed body paint, sticky tape or bum bags - were highlighting the damage caused by car dependency. They were also promoting the environmental benefits of cycling. The World Naked Bike Ride is now in its fourth year with more than 60 cities participating in