Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Tuesday 22nd May 07

Well a day, and an interesting one with a York Rotters meeting in the morning and a 'World Naked Bike Ride' meeting in the evening.

The Rotters meeting was to welcome Catherine our new Project Manager and to discuss what we need to do in the coming weeks and months. The management group is two of the Council Waste Reduction folks, John and Pat from St Nicks and myself. We had a good meeting and sorted out quite a lot of issues including a written agreement between the Council and St Nicks about how we manage the Rotters project plus our plans for schools.

The evening meeting was at CVS at Priory St and there were just 7 or 8 of us there, a meeting organised by Kay, who took responsibility for the first York Naked Bike Ride last year, but isn't this year, just this meeting. We saw the short film about the World Naked Bike Ride, with Jesse the UK organiser wobbling around on his in-line skates at first, then more steadily on his bike. Good film, apparently available on YouTube. We discussed the route which has been agreed with the Police, we're having a Cycling Police escort, they won't be naked apparently. The idea is to protest at the oil/car/internal combustion engine culture and to show how vulnerable we are as cyclists on today's roads, as well as being happy with our bodies as they are. I have to decide whether to go naked but hide my face or to go as Father Xmas on the Unicycle. I feel I cannot just go naked as I get bookings from assorted religious groups who might not want to book me if I was seen naked in the streets publicly. Will mull on this quandry.

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