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October 2, 2023

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Fine weather on Sunday saw 180 odd people don their Birthday Suits for a spin around Byron on Sunday.

The aim of the annual World Naked Bike Ride is to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists to motorists, protest against transport powered by non-sustainable forms of energy, and promote positive body image for all.

The certainly got the attention of people in Byron

Photos Jeff ‘Jenny Taylor’ Dawson

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  1. There is actually a serious side to the ride as it promotes cycling safety and the need for a very serious reduction in fossil fuel use by the use of other forms of non-fossil fuel transport such as cycling. The other aims such as body positivity for bodies of all shapes and sizes by both genders is also important as is the showcasing (so to speak) of naturism/nudism as an acceptable and perfectly legitimate life style choice and especially in the form of non-sexualised nudity in a social setting. It’s a healthy option, physically, mentally and for the planet. Regular, long time and even those new to nudism aren’t the issue with problems at Tyagrah Beach but those who remain textile in their life choice and who choose – wrongly – to get their rocks off – by sex acts which are not welcome at any beach. If it’s not acceptable at Bondi or Manly, then it’s not acceptable at a nude beach either. Open your minds and your eyes, the nudists that I’ve met are some of the most conventional, moral and helpful people you’ll ever come across in your journey through life.

  2. I participated in this years ride (as i have done for many years) and it was a totally excellant day. The riders were so friendly and welcoming and i have never seen so many people smiling and having fun and truely enjoying life in the moment. To all the organisers, painters, marshals, and all the behind the scenes people a big thank you. But the biggest thanks of all should go to the wonderful Police Officers who kept us not only safe but let us enjoy this glorious day without hinderence or harassment. Well done all. Byron should be proud. Long live W.N.B.R.

  3. Another great WNBR at Byron, my 4th in a row… I drive up from the Blue Mountains (870k each way) and do Nimbin & Byron WNBR and stay for about 4 days at my cousins and catch up witn fellow riders including two Naturist friends who flew over from W.A this year.

    I am quite sure the local shops notice an extra boost dueing the WNBR…. pity we can’t convince Sydney police to stop thinking we are being lewd when we want to do a full nude ride instaed of making females paint their nipples and all riders keep their genitalia coverd becasue they say “the touirsts will be offended”


  4. Thank you to all that supported WNBR Byron 2020.
    Yes an amazing turnout that with community, council, police, spectators and participants goes from strength to strength in getting it out there ‘Please share the Roads’.
    If in our public awareness rides we manage to save lives by our vulnerability, then that’s a huge outcome.
    See you again 14/3/2021.


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