AN ANNUAL naked cycle ride will be sharing its event with environmental activists under the banner “we are nature”.

This year’s Brighton Naked Bike Ride is partnering with climate change group Extinction Rebellion for the annual bare-bottom trip through the city.

The bike ride celebrates the human body but this year the joint hosts will be alerting the world to the worsening climate crisis.

The ride will form a colourful procession through Brighton on Sunday, June 9.

It will coincide with other UK rides at the start of national Bike Week and several World Naked Bike Ride events across the globe.

Naked Bike Ride organiser Duncan Blinkhorn said: “Moving to a future that is safe from climate chaos requires us to make better use of the Earth’s limited resources and stop pumping carbon into the atmosphere.

“World Naked Bike Ride demonstrates that less can be more: less consumption, less pollution, less clothes even.

“With just bikes and body power, we are campaigning for better road safety, a more stable climate, cleaner air and more fun.”

Up to 1,000 bike riders are expected to strip and cycle at this year’s event.

Alice Doyle from Extinction Rebellion Brighton said: “We’re not just campaigning about the extinction of global animal and plant species, but about the potential extinction of human beings due to man-made pollution and climate change.

“We are part of nature and thus equally vulnerable to the environmental crisis we have caused.

“We’re joining this ride, and supporting the event, as a powerful symbol of both our vulnerability to pollution and our power to change it.”

The cyclists will assemble from 11am at Preston Park.

Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes and bodies before the ride heads off at 1.30pm.

Accompanied by a fleet of sound systems, the ride will travel along the seafront via Brighton Palace Pier, back down Western Road, through The Lanes, North Laine and Kemp Town, before finishing at the Black Rock naturist beach.

Participation is free, family-friendly and “as bare as you dare”.

Riders are encouraged to paint their bodies and decorate their bikes with environmental messages.

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