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PHOTOS: Cyclists get nude at Byron to promote road safety

BOTTOMS UP: There was a large turnout for the World Nude Bike Ride in Byron Bay.
BOTTOMS UP: There was a large turnout for the World Nude Bike Ride in Byron Bay. Marc Stapelberg

CONSIDERING it combines nudity and protest, there is little wonder the World Nude Bike Ride is well supported in the Northern Rivers.

Yesterday approximately 80 cyclists jumped on their bikes wearing nothing but a lick of paint and the odd accessory, and on Saturday a collection of nude cyclists also circled Nimbin several times.

People come together to join the World Nude Bike Ride because they believe passionately in more safety on the roads for cyclists, supporter and ride participant Ana Snyman said.

The ride was all about getting a simple but important message across to other road users. "Share the road with us please," she said.

"People get killed by car-dooring in Australia regularly.

"So we are stripping ourselves naked today to show the vulnerability cyclists have when they are on the road," Ms Snyman said.

It was not always easy and sometimes very dangerous being on a bike and sharing roads "with drivers that sometimes are not all that aware," she said.

The ride was "fantastic", according to Beven Loney, a self-described nudist from Southern Queensland.

Mr Loney used to be in a mountain bike cycling team, but now just rides for fun.

"There is definitely a need to raise awareness about cycling safety," he said.

The peloton of nude and heavily decorated cyclists did a circuit around Byron Bay before returning to the old railway station for a hose down and a cooling off, he said.

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