Naked cyclists take on the car culture

10th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

10 June 2005AMSTERDAM — A group of naked cyclists are to leave from Amsterdam's central station at noon on Saturday for an undisclosed destination.

10 June 2005

AMSTERDAM — A group of naked cyclists are to leave from Amsterdam's central station at noon on Saturday for an undisclosed destination.

Dependant on the weather at least 100 people are expected to take part, a spokesperson said.

She was speaking on behalf of the Dutch supporters of the loosely-knit World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) group.

WNBR is little more than a website which like-minded people use to keep in touch and sway experiences.

Yet, its supporters intend to strip off and get on their bikes in 50 cities across the world to "experience the naked joy of the worlds largest naked protest against oil dependency and car culture in the history of humanity."

"It is time to stop indecent exposure to automobile emissions and to celebrate the power and individuality of our bodies! Naked Bicycle People Power!" the WNBR website says.

This is the second time the naked bike ride has taken place in the Netherlands. Last year's tour in the central Dutch city of Apeldoorn was halted prematurely by the police.

The group has not asked for a permit this time either. "That is hardly necessary for a few laps on the bike," the spokesperson said.

"I believe the chances of being booked by the police are zero. On the contrary, I expect lots of applause from the public".

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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