The bicycle as tool for female emancipation!

During the fight to win the vote the bicycle became not only a tool but also a symbol for the emancipation of women. Even while the police were arresting suffragette women, fully

Smiling with shame

There’s a lot of fun to be had also from the slightly vicarious position of being a bystander at a WNBR, taking photographs, enjoying the colourful sights, smiling, waving and

Oil used to produce the food we eat

Oil is also used to produce the very food we eat, even if we don’t eat the oil directly. Think about what fuels the tractors to plough the ground and

Reduce levels of carbon emissions

There are calculations to show that we can reduce levels of carbon emissions in the future, and one can only hope methods will be found which will be capable of

Naked or nude?

Is there a difference between being naked or nude, in private or in public? John Berger makes the case: “To be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is

Voyeurism

Shall we say goodbye to all the Big Brother and American Idol style TV shows, because ‘they encourage exhibitionism or voyeurism’. Never mind whether these shows are morally uplifting, or

Stand and fight or run and hide?

No freedom has ever been freely given, freedoms have always been taken, and the only question is whether we stand and fight, or run and hide. The people who pioneer

WNBR

The World Naked Bike Ride book by Richard Foley Available from Amazon and all good book distributors via ISBN: 978-0-9572432-0-0 The World Naked Bike Ride is a global protest against oil

What if someone at work finds out?

A new set of issues are of course raised by being naked in a public space and having people take photographs of you. First of all, it’s not always possible

Riders should wear helmet and shoes!

Initially the police, particularly of any town new to the WNBR, may be nervous of the idea of nudity and as such they will want to control the ride closely. They