World Naked Bike Ride coming to North East - fancy taking part?
Hundreds of cyclists are set to ditch their clothes and ride out with pride as an international naked event comes to the North East.
Dates for the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) 2017 events in the UK have been released by organisers, with an event confirmed for "Newcastle Gateshead" on July 1 - though exact details are yet to be released.
The event was formed a decade ago as a peaceful protest with the mission "to deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world”.
While event organisers aim to 'highlight the vulnerability of cyclists as well as the unique dangers they face, and promote healthy body image”, there are some that feel it’s a step too far.
Events are taking place in more 50 countries. These are the UK dates for 2017 schedule:
Brighton & Hove: Sun 11 Jun 2017
Bristol: 4 Jun 2017
Canterbury: 27 May 2017
Cardiff (Caerdydd): 5 Jun 2016
Chelmsford: 24 Jun 2017
Clacton: 15 Jul 2017
Colchester: 8 Jul 2017
Edinburgh: 18 Jun 2016
Exeter: 9 Jul 2016
Folkestone, Kent: 1 Jul 2017
London: 10 Jun 2017
Manchester: Fri 9 Jun 2017
Newcastle Gateshead: 1 Jul 2017
Portsmouth: 9 Jul 2017
Southampton: 3 Jun 2016
Worthing: 2 Jul 2017
York: 25 Jun 2017