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Pushing the boundaries of body image: Brighton Naked Bike Ride

By Chris Sweeney | Published on 15 March 2019

This month, I had the pleasure of jumping on the train down to Brighton to speak with Duncan Blinkhorn, co-organiser of the now-iconic Naked Bike Ride.

We discussed how daring to bare for the ride transformed people’s perception of body image by being outrageous and the freeing sensation that followed when they had the courage to push the boundaries.

More than 800 people have taken part in the cycle so far; I hope the conversation inspires you to try something outside of your comfort zone – it could transform your outlook. Who knows, maybe you could sign up for the next event in June?

Date: Sunday 9th June

Time: assembling at Preston Park in Brighton from 12:00, for a 13:30 start

Dress code: "As bare as you dare"

2019 theme: 'We are Nature'

Image credit: “By Qmin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

More about Chris

Christopher Sweeney is a writer, director, producer and co-creator of the hit podcast Homo Sapiens alongside Will Young. His recent credits include The Luisa Omielan Show (BBC) and the Short Film Teddy. He will shortly commence filming on the six 1 hour part comedy Back To Life for the BBC, starring Daisy Haggard.

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