In the Media


Rant radio 3AW suggests you take your kids along to the Melbourne World Naked Bike Ride
Audio here
Cheers Neil

Heidi does 3cr
MP3 here – WNBR_210211_3cr

thanks to Chris and the gang

Leader newspaper

Older audio
RantRadio still tries to stir the pot.
Is that the best reporting and outrage you can do?

and now international coverage –
and –

Try as much as they like the ‘mainstream’ media just wont get ‘it’. 

From the station that giggles through each story 

Sunrise on 7 – 16.03.10
(after the crappy ads and starts around 1.30min mark)

And this from 3aw the rant radio station that supposedly sponsors the local BikePaths books we get this (2mb) 

After errors in the printed issue, Melbourne Leader has made corrections online. 

Nude cyclists’ ride to show relying on fuel is a bum steer
Environment15 Mar 10 @ 12:30pm by Hamish Heard 


Heidi Hill and Daniel Johnson invite people to cycle in the Melbourne leg of the World Naked Bike Ride against petrol dependency.

BARE-BUM bikers will take to Melbourne’s streets this weekend in a cheeky two-wheeled protest against oil dependency.
More than 200 people have already signed up for the Melbourne leg of the World Naked Bike Ride on Sunday, already eclipsing last year’s record of 50.

Organiser Heidi Hill urged other environmentally aware Melburnians to ditch their threads and climb into the saddle for the cause.
“By riding naked we make ourselves vulnerable: a truly blissful, non-threatening, peaceful way to show the world we care,” she said.

Last year’s hour-long ride provided a colourful spectacle and received a warm reception from onlookers as they passed tourist hotspots including Lygon St’s restaurant precinct and Parliament House.  

Damp conditions saw two unlucky riders come unstuck on wet tram tracks but luckily nobody was hurt. Organisers hope for kinder weather this year.
“Although the dress code for the ride is ‘go as bare as you dare’, nudity is not compulsory,” Ms Hill said, adding that it was important that the green message wasn’t lost in a sea of flesh.

>> PHOTOS: The 2009 World Naked Bike Ride
>> PHOTOS: The 2008 World Naked Bike Ride 

>> Visit this site next Monday to see a report from this year’s World Naked Bike Ride. 


 Please read the media policy for the WNBR, Thanks for your understanding 

Photography and filming notes.

The Melbourne Ride has no ‘official’ photography/filming policy.
We welcome photography during the ride, but there are some restrictions. 

Please ensure you sign in to the ‘pool log’  so that we identify you and get in touch at a later date.
For any coverage you produce we would appreciate if you contact us with medium details and/or a copy/link for us. 


Photographers are expected to behave in a respectful, friendly and reasonable manner at all times.
If you make any rider excessively uncomfortable, you will be required to leave the assembly area and/or ride. 

B – AT THE ASSEMBLY AREA (both BEFORE and AFTER the ride) 

1. Ask permission before photographing a rider.
2. No photos of people people being body painted, dressing or undressing please.
3. No photos of people in the designated Body Painting area – this maybe enforced by Stewards. 


1. No close-up photos without getting consent of the rider
2. No photos allowed of a rider who objects. 

This policy is intended to curtail any inconsiderate photography which might otherwise take place. We wish to create a safe and supportive environment for all riders.
All photographers present at the ride must abide by this policy. Those who do not will be asked to leave. This includes any riders or press who take photos.
To ensure that this policy is clear to all present, it may appear on signs at the ride assembly area or on leaflets distributed at the event. 


Please take care not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with the safety, comfort or convenience of any person on the ride.
Anyone violating this regulation may be reported to the Police. 

No-photo Zone around the Body Painting
This year, the Body Painting area will be set up in the middle of a “no-photo” zone in an assembly area. If riders wish to escape photography, they are welcome to come into the “no-photo” zone for sanctuary.

Be an Assembly Area Welfare Volunteer 

WNBR is a spectacular and highly photogenic event and we welcome respectful photography and filming from the press and between friends. Some photographers can however be intrusive and become a nuisance. To help make the assembly feel safe and fun for everyone, we need 10-15 people to act as Welfare Volunteers in the Assembly Area between 3pm-4pm. After 3.30pm, the Welfare Volunteers will no longer have any responsibilities, and can join the ride if they wish. 

The volunteers will-
1. Physically define and enforce a temporary “No Photography Zone” for bodypainting. This zone will be also be available for those wanting to undress more privately.
2. Roam the site, keeping an eye on photographers’ behaviour and politely intervening if necessary.
If you wish to be a Welfare Volunteer for the assembly area, please contact us. 
Enforcing the Photo Policy (by you the riders)
We created this downloadable “Photo Policy Enforcement Board” which is downloadable as a PDF. 

The download prints out onto two sheets of A4 which you can attach to both sides of an A4 piece of card or cardboard.
It has the photo policy info on one sheet and in large letters it says “This Photo was taken without permission”. 

Our hope is that plenty of riders will have their own “Photo Policy Enforcement Board” on hand at the ride. If verbal intervention doesn’t succeed in stopping a problem photographer, please hold the board between an inconsiderate photographer and the unwilling subject. We’ll see if this works.
To make it happen, you’ll need to download, and print the signs (and affix them onto two sides of an A4 sized bit of card). Be sure to have somewhere to store the card out of sight when you are not using it (eg- when no problem behaviour is happening, and during the ride). 

Recommendations for Photographers
If you are attending the ride as a photographer, we would like to remind you that the there are various points along the route which feature particularly striking backgrounds for photos of the ride (eg- Lygon Street, Parliament House Steps, Fire Station #1, Brunswick and Johnston Streets). 

Feel free to contact us anytime
All the details here. 

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