World Naked Bike Ride in Golden Bay draws nude protesters |


Adorned with helmets and very little else, about 70 cyclists rode “as bare as they dared” in the Naked Bike Ride in Golden Bay.

As usual, clothing was optional for the 12th annual ride which covered the two kilometre scenic route from Port Tarakohe to Pohara on Saturday.

The World Naked Bike Ride, which has been running since 2004, is hailed the “biggest naked protest in the world.”

The global grassroots event is aimed at raising awareness of cycling as an important alternative to motorised vehicles and the “urgent need” to reduce oil dependency and traffic pollution all around the world.

It also highlights the vulnerability cyclists face on roads around the world.

Golden Bay residents turned up for the naked ride but were joined by participants from outside the area as well.

First-timer Robert from Wellington said riding naked in support of cycling had always been on his bucket list. Mud-covered Benjamin from Germany who came to connect to mother earth and get “primal”.

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