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London World Naked Bike Ride

June in London brings out the full moon. Several of them actually.

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) has become a cultural phenomenon in the British, normally stiff upper-lip, society. We hope the upper-lip is the only thing that is stiff.

The WNBR is an international clothing-optional bike ride where participants ride together en masse on some form of human-powered transport. Usually a bicycle but you do get the occasional skateboard or inline skating aficionado to join in the festivities. The purpose is to “deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world.” I don’t know. but it sounds to me it’s just an excuse to show off your assets.

Now in it’s eighth year, the event has seen participation grow from 58 in 2004 to 1,200 in 2009. Taking a route that passes many of London’s most famous landmarks, the ride allows those participating to decorate their body with messages of protest against oil dependancy and motor vehicle usage. And along the way you get to show off your attributes.

Other cities around the world celebrate WNBR according to local laws and bohemian leanings.

In a bit of twisted coincidence, International Thigh Chaffing Day is celebrated at the same time.

Now the question is… What category do I file this post under – entertainment, environment, sports or social networking?