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Naked cyclists put demands to the authorities in Madrid

June 7 2008

In Madrid, about 300 naked cyclists rode through the main streets of the city: Gran Vía, Princesa, Alberto Aguilera, Paseo del Prado and others. So cyclists have expressed their demands for the authorities to ensure their safety on the streets.

"We undressed to show the citizens of Madrid, that the cyclist is absolutely defenseless in a huge flow of public transport: we demand that the streets and cycle paths have been created special areas reserved only for cyclists," - said to RIA Novosti is one of the protesters.

The organizer of this kind of action was NGO lovers Bike Bici critica (critical bicycle). The bicycle race was not sanctioned by the city authorities, but police did not stop the protesters, as in Spain "is not prohibited from traveling through the city streets on a bicycle in the nude," said agency representative of the city police.

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