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On Saturday, 8th June 2019 London held the London Naked Bike Ride. This was its contribution to the World Naked Bike Ride that happens each year around the world in major cities.
The bike riders are permitted by law to ride their bicycles without clothes to protest against the pollution created by cars and to also let people know how vulnerable cyclists are when riding in traffic. The nudity draws people’s attention to this cause and is not there to offend!
The Mayor of London has introduced the pollution charge in London in April 2019 to eliminate older polluting vehicles from the London roads in the congestion charging zone. The rest of London will follow by October 2021. The government has pledged that England will reach net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. This is England’s contribution to tackling climate change.
The cyclists rode from different parts of London to gather at Westminster Bridge. It was a cloudy day that was good for photography and the cyclists were comfortable and cheerful with their nudity. The following images capture the event.
The cyclists stopped for a brief moment after leaving Westminster Bridge before moving on to cycle around London. Below are images of the cyclists gathered together before moving on.
As can be seen from the image above you can see that the nude cyclists were quite cheerful whilst being photogenic with the minimum of clothing. I have being capturing images of the naked bike ride since 2013. What do I do with all these naked images?
I used images for my course in Photojournalism, images to experiment with image manipulation software and images to create fine art nudes. Here are a few examples below. Capture, compose and plan what to do with them 🙂