4th annual Folkestone WNBR
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an annual demonstration that draws attention to the absurdity of oil and gas dependency and celebrates the potential of cycling and the human body. The overuse of the planet's vanishing oil reserves causes pollution, global warming and leads to war, inequality and injustice. Many politicians want to subsidise the car industry and build more runways. They call such follies progress but this is progress towards disaster.
WNBR is an international movement, with rides taking place in over forty locations in the UK and around the world. Riding naked emphasises the vulnerability of cyclists on the road, at the same time as celebrating humanity in the face of mechanisation. If it seems a little crazy, think about the total madness of car culture and its inevitable results.
If you're worried about going nude on the day don't panic as it's fully clothing-optional bare as you dare, Full and partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory and if the route is too long for you, you can pull out at one of the rest points.
Eliminate all dependency on oil, and make roads safer for cyclists.
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017
Time: Meet at 1pm, ride at 2pm
Location: Meet on the Green at Shearway Rd CT19 4RH
If you want some body painting done please turn up from 10am if not please turn up at the normal time of 1pm.
Rest point : 30-45 minutes the Leas at the top of Earls Avenue.
Finish: Ride ends at the lower Leas beach with a skinny dip and swim with live music and an ice cream van.
NB: Because of Folkestone's street layout, the start and finish locations will not be the same. Therefore, please do not leave your clothes at the start point, or give them to someone else to look after. Take your clothes and keep them with you.
The start location is very close to the Premier Inn – handy if you need to sleep over.
- No need to sign up or register for the ride – just join in on the day.
- The annual date of the Folkestone ride will be planned for the first Saturday of July.
- All participants must ride bikes – No skaters, runners etc. Bikes only!
- No face masks are to be worn. No pets on the ride.
- Ride as bare as you dare!
- Under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We now have a emergency backup date. The emergency backup date is only there if we need to postpone the ride due to severe/bad weather or other emergencies. If we ever have to use the backup date it will fall on the following Saturday – same time, same location. As the 2017 ride is planned for Saturday 1st July, the emergency backup date will be Saturday 8th July, but only if needed.
Past rides: 2nd July 2016, 4th July 2015, 5th July 2014
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