Naked cycle tour stirs Melbourne

2011-03-06 20:49

Melbourne - Seeing cyclists naked rather than clothed in lycra would encourage motorists to turn to two-wheeled transport, the organiser of Melbourne's fourth annual nude cycle ride said on Sunday.

More than 150 naked cyclists joined in the 10km pedal through the centre of Australia's second-biggest city.

"It's a chance to remove that lycra and not have people have a prejudice why people are bike riding," Dallas Goldburg said. "It's a good bike-awareness thing."

Heidi Hill said the ride promoted nudity, environmentalism and world peace.

"Slogans are fantastic this year; they're quite political," she said. "There's some to do with the Libyan situation. There's Berlusconi this year. Mostly it's about freedom and about bike activism, like 'please cycle safely' and 'bike love'."

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