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Hundreds to cycle naked through Brighton, in aid of a vulnerable planet

2014-06-03

June 03, 2014, Brighton, UK. Press Dispensary. Throughout June, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the world will be stripping off and cycling to celebrate bikes, bodies and low impact living for the annual World Naked Bike Ride. For ten years, these mass protest rides have saluted the bike and the raw power of the human body as a key ingredient for creating better towns and cities, and a survivable low carbon future for all.

On Sunday 8 June at 12 noon, up to a thousand cyclists are expected to gather for Brighton's part in the ride. They will pedal "as bare as they dare" through the heart of the city on an 8-mile eco "protestival".

Co-organiser Duncan Blinkhorn, said: "With floods, hurricanes, drought and famine demonstrating our increasing vulnerability to climate change, so the urgency intensifies to shift gear toward gentler ways of getting around. The Brighton Naked Bike Ride shows solidarity with our naked planet. Our nudity symbolises our fragility, both as individuals and as one of many species. It also expresses our power, courage, freedom and common humanity. We invite everyone to join us in making their own bold statements in defence of life and Mother Earth."

He added: "We are delighted that in Brighton & Hove so much is being done to improve conditions for cycling and hope that this will, not only continue into the future, but also inspire and encourage other towns and cities in the UK to do likewise."

Participants are invited to gather from 12 noon at The Level park (BN2 3FX), to prepare for a 1.30pm start. A screened area will provide privacy for participants undressing for the ride. The event is an official part of national Bike Week, and joins naked rides in several other UK cities including London, Manchester, York, Southampton and Cardiff. Participation is free.

To find out more about the event and how to take part, please visit http://worldnakedbikeride.org/brighton

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Notes for editors
Event listing:
Brighton Naked Bike Ride
Sunday 8 June 2014
Meet 12 noon at The Level park
Union Road, Brighton BN2 3FX
http://worldnakedbikeride.org/brighton


Brighton web links:
* Website: http://worldnakedbikeride.org/brighton
* Press office: http://pressdispensary.co.uk/bnbr
* Twitter: http://twitter.com/btnnakedbike
* Facebook event: http://facebook.com/events/647765508595073
* Facebook page: http://facebook.com/pages/0/116674705198

Background information:
* Carbon dioxide concentrations: "2012 saw the second largest increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide ever recorded, with levels now at 394 parts per million, compared to less than 320ppm in 1960." Source: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/
* HowStuffWorks: “Is there a way to compare a human being to an engine in terms of efficiency?” http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question527.htm

Other links:
* UK rides information: http://wnbr.org.uk
* Worldwide rides information: http://worldnakedbikeride.org
* Bike Week (UK): http://www.bikeweek.org.uk

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* Press Dispensary: http://pressdispensary.co.uk/image_library/q99432.php
* Alamy: http://alamy.com/search/Imageresults.aspx?qt=brighton+naked+bike+ride
* Corbis: http://www.corbisimages.com/Search#q=brighton+naked+bike+ride&s=200
* Rex Features: http://rexfeatures.com/search/?kw=brighton+naked+bike+ride

For further information, please contact:

Brighton Naked Bike Ride
Email:
Site: worldnakedbikeride.org/brighton

• Duncan Blinkhorn, ride co-organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 7944 152706
• Lucy Atkinson, ride co-organiser
Tel + 44 (0) 7565 146913
• William Morris, ride co-organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 7952 424356
• Nick Sayers, ride co-organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 7812 036415

Media contacts


Email:
Site: worldnakedbikeride.org/brighton

• Duncan Blinkhorn, ride co-organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 7944 152706
• Lucy Atkinson, ride co-organiser
Tel + 44 (0) 7565 146913
• William Morris, ride co-organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 7952 424356
• Nick Sayers, ride co-organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 7812 036415

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