Bristol WNBR 2016

Saturday 4 June 2016

Another brilliant Bristol ride, with plenty of smiles. A great turnout on a warm but overcast day. We rode a different route to avoid other protests and road closures, so the city centre was extra busy.

Big thanks to all the amazing riders, the Full Moon for hosting us again, Batala Bristol for brilliant drumming (twice!), Andy's security team and my fellow organisers and stewards, especially Will.

We’re celebrating bikes and bodies. We want to show that cycling is fun.
But we also have a serious message - to highlight how vulnerable cyclists are on the roads. Our roads are still too dangerous for many people to even consider cycling, and far too many cyclists are killed on the roads each year.
Research found that 8 in 10 Bristol residents want better safety for people riding bikes, and 70% of residents want to see more investment in cycling. Improving cycling could make a difference to Bristol's health - only 1 in 3 people in Bristol take regular exercise, and 196 deaths in Bristol each year are attributable to air pollution.

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Photo 1 -- At the Full Moon, nearly ready to go

Photo 2 -- And we are off

Photo 3 -- Victory

Photo 4 -- The amazing drumming by Batala Bristol soon got people dancing

Photo 5 -- A happy crowd of dancers, in Castle Park

Photo 6 -- Thank you Batala Bristol

Photo 7 -- Into busy Broadmead

Photo 8 -- Glimpsed smiles

Photo 9 -- So many smiles...

Photo 10 -- ...and laughter

Photo 11 -- A great turnout

Photo 12 -- Clapping along to the sound systems

Photo 13 -- Looking back over to Castle Park

Photo 14 -- Pause for a kiss

Photo 15 -- Round by St Mary Redcliffe

Photo 16 -- First around Queen square

Photo 17 -- Then to the centre of Queen Square

Photo 18 -- Bicycles rock!

Photo 19 -- So many of us in Queen Square

Photo 20 -- Wig swap

Photo 21 -- Happy taking photos

Photo 22 -- Open top tour bus

Photo 23 -- Baldwin Street was jammed - more people should ride bikes :)

Photo 24 -- Free the nipple

Photo 25 -- Entertaining the bus passengers

Photo 26 -- Bella Italia

Photo 27 -- Big smiles :)

Photo 28 -- Fantastic body paint

Photo 29 -- Back through Broadmead

Photo 30 -- Wave to the shoppers

Photo 31 -- Time for more drumming

Photo 32 -- The dancing crowd

Photo 33 -- Thank you so much Batala Bristol - you were amazing

Photo 34 -- Picnic views

Photo 35 -- Register office balloons

Photo 36 -- Yeti on the loose

Photo 37 -- A lap of the Bearpit

Photo 38 -- Nearly over, we arrive back at the Full Moon

Photo 39 -- Big thanks to the Full Moon, our fantastic hosts

Photo 40 -- Big smiles from Will - that went well :)


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