Thousands to Cycle Naked Against the Environmental Credit Crunch
Nick Sayers, co-organiser of the Brighton ride, says: "The economic crisis highlights that we can't rely on the authorities to do the right thing. It's time for people to demand concrete action to reduce carbon emissions and make sustainable lifestyles accessible to all. The World Naked Bike Ride is a welcome reminder that you don't need a big carbon footprint to get around, and you don't need credit to have a good time."
He continues: "A recession is a good point to re-think the direction we're going, and alter course accordingly. However, the government's response has been to bail out the motor industry and encourage cheap credit to fuel consumerism and the purchase of more cars. We think our money should be used to create a useful legacy by improving the infrastructure needed for sustainable transport instead."
Although this is a serious subject, the ride has a joyous, carnival atmosphere and all are warmly encouraged to participate, "as bare as you dare".
The ride routes offer participants an incredible ‘naked sightseeing experience’ of city centres, and are easy and flat with cyclists' comfort in mind. The event has been cleared with all UK police services involved.
Regional events are scheduled as follows. On Friday 12 June, rides will meet in York, 5pm at Museum Gardens; Manchester, 6pm at Whitworth Park; and Southampton, 6pm at Southampton Common. On Saturday 13 June, rides will meet in London, 3pm at Hyde Park; Cardiff, 3pm at Park Place; and Sheffield in Endcliffe park (time to be confirmed). Lastly, on Sunday 14 June, the Brighton ride will meet at 12 noon at The Level park.
For more information and details of local rides, please visit http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk
UK/London Press Office
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 3393 7408
Brighton ride: Duncan Blinkhorn / Nick Sayers
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7944 152706 / + 44 (0) 7812 036415
Cardiff ride: Nick Wysoczanskyj
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7929 212507
Manchester ride: Sean Fitton
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7906 086128
Sheffield ride: Nick Oodian
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7758 000282
Southampton ride: Rob Jordan
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7900 521782
York ride: Hugh Dower
Phone: + 44 (0) 1904 422193
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Friday 12 June:
York: Meet 5pm, Museum Gardens, Museum Street
Manchester: Meet 6pm, Whitworth Park, Oxford Road
Southampton: Meet 6pm, east side of Southampton Common
Saturday 13 June:
London: Meet 3pm, south-east corner of Hyde Park
Cardiff: Meet 3pm, Park Place (near National Museum and Cardiff University)
Sheffield: TBC - Meet 11am in Endcliffe Park at the Victoria Monument
Sunday 14 June:
Brighton: Meet 12 noon, The Level park, south of Union Road, BN2 3FX
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