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Up to 300 cyclists to ride naked around Brussels to lobby against pollution and lack of road safety
Between 200 and 300 cyclists will set off from the Frère-Orban Square in Brussels at 15.00 on Sunday.
Part of a world-wide movement, Cyclonudista is a protest against the dangers cyclists face in the urban environment, in particular air pollution and road safety.
To reinforce their message, clothing is an option. The World Naked Bike Ride encourages full or partial nudity.
The bike parade will go around the Schuman roundabout, through the Sablon, Place Poelaert and the Bourse, before returning to Frère-Orban Square around 18.00.
Ixelles mayor refused passage to the riders in the commune, so they will not be making an appearance in Place Flagey and Place Luxembourg.
Participants are calling for better urban planning for cyclists. And the reason for cycling in the nude is a protest against fashion diktats and advertising, with the slogan, ‘Ride without an engine and without false modesty’.
Photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck / Belga