Bristol WNBR 2018
Sunday 17 June 2018
This year the protest element of the ride was emphasised, culminating in a die-in at Cumberland Basin. Although the weather was overcast, the turnout was good and Bristol (and the press) certainly noticed us as we ventured on a new route the other side of the river.
This year I was so involved in the organisation and running of the ride, my photos aren't as good as last year. Nonetheless, I've tried hard to reflect the reality of the ride more accurately than some photographers - there are many more men than women that join in. As always though, it's the riders that make it special :-)
Big thanks to all the brave and amazing riders, the Full Moon for hosting us once again (despite the World Cup) and the powerful primal drums of Batala Bristol. Special thanks to my fellow organisers and stewards, especially the ride leader Tim.
WHY WE'RE DOING THIS
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.
WANT TO JOIN IN NEXT TIME?
Find details of all the rides at wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org
These photos are deliberately small and watermarked. If you are in a photo and would like a high quality copy, get in touch and I'll send it over. Or let me know if you want your photo blurred or removed..
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