Naked bike ride flashes through Chiswick

Image: World Naked Bike Ride

The World Naked Bike Ride took place on Saturday 14 August, with hundreds of people cycling through the streets and parks of London. One of the starting points where people could join the ride was the Chiswick end of Kew Bridge.

The annual event is held as a protest against oil dependency and car culture. Most riders were completely naked, but some wore underwear or body paint. Most were happy to show off toned and muscled bodies, but others were confidently displaying torsos that were rather less sculpted.

World Naked Bike Ride London say:

‘The campaign seeks to draw attention to its themes by being a fun, well-behaved, lawful spectacle that delights the public and attracts media attention’.

That it did, with write-ups in the Daily Mail and the Express, the Evening Standard and Time Out London and members of the public lining the route taking pictures. Not having been there ourselves, The Chiswick Calendar has opted for the artistically blurred image from the World Naked Bike Ride‘s own website and this suitably distant shot from their social media.

Glad they had sunshine and not the torrential rain of the past week.

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