Breaking nudes: naked bike ride in Edinburgh

A previous 'naked' bike ride event in Edinburgh. Picture: Cate Gillon
A previous 'naked' bike ride event in Edinburgh. Picture: Cate Gillon
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DOZENS of cyclists are set to take part in a ‘bare as you dare’ naked bike ride in Edinburgh to protest against ‘car culture’.

The event, which last year attracted 30 scantily clad cyclists, takes off from Middle Meadow Walk at 2pm on June 13, with the Mound and the Royal Mile being mooted as possible staging points along the route.

Christopher Boyce, a volunteer at the event, said: “The idea of the ride is to protest against car culture and oil dependency as well as highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists on the road because we don’t have any protection.”

For those concerned about getting in the right gear, organisers say the dress code is “bare as you dare but to cover the genitalia”. No advice is offered on bringing spare tyres, although there are likely to be several at the event.