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Sunday’s World Naked Bike Ride saw dozens of residents and visitors take to the streets of Byron Bay wearing only their skin to impart an important message about the vulnerability of cyclists, who have to get naked to be noticed by motorists.

The group of cyclists taking part in this year's World Naked Bike Ride. (Jeff Dawson)
The group of cyclists taking part in this year’s World Naked Bike Ride. (Jeff Dawson)















The Byron contingent of the World Naked Bike Ride. (Jeff Dawson).
The Byron contingent of the World Naked Bike Ride. (Jeff Dawson).

Job done! Byron cyclists celebrate after their ride. (Jeff Dawson)
Job done! Byron cyclists celebrate after their ride. (Jeff Dawson)

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  1. All I can say, thank goodness it’s not a Pollie Pedal Event. Picture of Abbott naked would be too much for many.

  2. Once again Byron shines as Australia’s center of true enlightenment! An awesome display from the women’s chapter of Byronettes United to Save Humanity and, of course, an equally inspiring effort from the lad’s of the Women Aligned for Natural Knowledge support group. It was a truly inspiring experience for everyone involved. Big thanks and group hugs to The Organization for the Rights of Gentlemen Absent of Sensible Motivation for their incredible networking skills (great logos on the helmets,BTW). Can’t wait for next years event!


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