THIS is where hundreds of naked cyclists will be riding through the city - and how you can take part.

Following a year off due to Covid lockdown, a crowd of nude cycling enthusiasts will saddle up and ride through the city as part of the Brighton Naked Bike Ride on August 15.

Starting Preston Park at midday, cyclists will decorate their bikes and bodies before setting of at 2.00 pm.

The “naked sightseeing” route will take the nude riders past the Pavilion, seafront, Palace Pier, i360, Lanes, North Laine and Kemptown, before finishing at Black Rock naturist beach for a post-ride swim and picnic.

The annual event aims to "empower" participants in a celebration of car-free, human-powered travel - while "demonstrating of the vulnerability of human bodies in urban traffic".

Participation in the ride is family-friendly and “as bare as you dare”, organisers said.

One of the organisers, identified only as Briony, said: “We’ve seen the world change almost unrecognisably since the Covid pandemic struck.

"People have come together to fight the invisible threat of viral infection.

"Let’s hope we can unite to fight climate change equally as effectively.

"There were beautiful moments and unexpected benefits during lockdown, streets denuded of gridlocked traffic, people exercising at home and on city streets, birdsong instead of car noise, a realisation that human life on the planet is fragile.

"There have also been bold moves by Brighton and Hove City Council to make cycling and other active travel safer and more appealing during lockdown.

"Hopefully this will continue, moving into the future.

"There is much to be optimistic about.”

On Sunday, a naked flash mob cycle took place with the aim of fundraising to help sustain the organisation.

The start location was announced 24 hours beforehand, strictly to ticket holders and followed a route through the city centre streets.

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