I had a very “naked day” yesterday. Spent all day rehearsing for our upcoming performance / life model event on Tuesday and then spent the evening cycling naked around Manchester as part of the Manchester World Naked Bike Ride protest to raise awareness of cyclists’ vulnerability on the roads and the lack of cycling facilities. The cause particularly effects me as usually I am way to scared of riding on the roads to get out on the bike (living on the busiest bus route in Europe doesnt help!) but with so many naked cyclists on the road with me I had no excuse not to go! It was pretty terrifying at first, having not ridden a bike for ages, but I soon got used to it. I have muscles aching I didnt know I even had, so the exercise was probably good for me.
Unfortunately my camera ran out of batteries before the ride started and only managed to get a few photos very early on, but Ill post up some of the pictures I have taken or found of the event here, and links to any public galleries / press coverage as and when I find them. If you see any press or pictures, or have any pictures you want me to upload on here, please either pop a link in the comments or send us an email at nakedvegancooking[at]gmail.com and Ill pop them up. If you are in any pictures, or if I have nabbed any of your pictures off the facebook or whatever and you want them crediting or taking down, just pop us an email too. Thanks – Jess
Video on youtube of the Manchester World Naked Bike Ride
This album on rex is pretty comprehensive, although you have to be a pro-photographer to enlarge the pictures up from thumbnails.