Brighton's Naked Bike Ride takes on Olympic theme for 2012

Hundreds of naked cyclists pedalling through Brighton has become one of the sights of the year.

But organisers of the Brighton Naked Bike Ride have an alternative plan for this summer’s event in the style of the Olympics.

Paying homage to the ancient Greeks, who competed in sports naked, the bike ride on Sunday June 10 will also encompass a fun run and skinny dip.

It is the seventh year the cycle ride, which is part of a world eco protest and celebration of body power, is being held in Brighton and Hove.

Co-organiser Duncan Blink-horn said: “The Naked Bike Ride is partly about facing our fears and challenging ourselves.

“Many people are fearful of cycling on the roads but evidence shows that the more people cycle the safer we all are.

“By cycling naked we are symbolising our vulnerability, both as individuals and as a species while also demonstrating safety in numbers.

“In this Olympic year let us celebrate the awesome power of the human body.”

Mr Blinkhorn will be handing out bananas on the day to help sustain the riders.

About 1,000 people are expected to assemble at Preston Park at noon on the day before cycling through the heart of the city and along the seafront to Hove before finishing at the naturist beach.

The ride is free to enter.

To find out more visit worldnakedbikeride.org/brighton.

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2:21pm Tue 15 May 12

OP8 says...

Cue comments from the usual lot complaining of having to see naked flesh, how disgusting it is, the event upsetting children, etc etc etc
Cue comments from the usual lot complaining of having to see naked flesh, how disgusting it is, the event upsetting children, etc etc etc OP8

2:26pm Tue 15 May 12

Flippin Burghers says...

If Mr so-called Blinkhorn tries "handing out bananas" to me I'll slap his face.
If Mr so-called Blinkhorn tries "handing out bananas" to me I'll slap his face. Flippin Burghers

2:44pm Tue 15 May 12

sweetcheeks79 says...

OP8 wrote:
Cue comments from the usual lot complaining of having to see naked flesh, how disgusting it is, the event upsetting children, etc etc etc
More like cue lots of jokes about Olympic rings!!
[quote][p][bold]OP8[/bold] wrote: Cue comments from the usual lot complaining of having to see naked flesh, how disgusting it is, the event upsetting children, etc etc etc[/p][/quote]More like cue lots of jokes about Olympic rings!! sweetcheeks79

3:42pm Tue 15 May 12

OP8 says...

@sweetcheeks79 heh hopefully!
@sweetcheeks79 heh hopefully! OP8

4:19pm Tue 15 May 12

kentan says...

Will the "bananas" come with instructions ?
Will the "bananas" come with instructions ? kentan

7:58pm Tue 15 May 12

Morpheus says...

If they are paying homage to the ancient Greeks I assume, for accuracy, they will ban women from the ride. The reason for performing nude was only to verify that no women were partipating.
If they are paying homage to the ancient Greeks I assume, for accuracy, they will ban women from the ride. The reason for performing nude was only to verify that no women were partipating. Morpheus

11:25pm Tue 15 May 12

Flippin Burghers says...

Is Mary Mears doing it this year?
Is Mary Mears doing it this year? Flippin Burghers

5:48am Wed 16 May 12

MoreMikey says...

If the naked cyclists weren't enough, there's also a run. I've seen pictures in past years of the participants in this event, and I for one do not want to see them running naked - and I think they will agree that it's not a good idea after running a couple of miles with all those bits flapping around......there's a reason jock straps and bras were invented.
If the naked cyclists weren't enough, there's also a run. I've seen pictures in past years of the participants in this event, and I for one do not want to see them running naked - and I think they will agree that it's not a good idea after running a couple of miles with all those bits flapping around......there's a reason jock straps and bras were invented. MoreMikey

5:24pm Wed 16 May 12

sue suki says...

Its good that Mr Blinkhorn showing how important cycling is.
Its good that Mr Blinkhorn showing how important cycling is. sue suki

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