WNBR London

World Naked Bike Ride – WNBR London

This site provides information about the World Naked Bike Ride in London. If you continue you will see some non-sexual images of naked bike riders. It is a popular, peaceful, legal, public protest on the streets of London but parental guidance is advised to ensure the beneficial intent of the ride is understood and well received.

Due to current circumstances World Naked Bike Ride London 2020 will not ride on 13th June 2020 and has become #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide. We’d love you to take part, but you need to do it at home or in isolation.

The annual WNBR London Naked Bike Ride is worthy, free, fun,  legal and it’s making the world a better place for everyone.

Cleaner environment, safer roads, healthier lifestyles, better attitudes!

The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists and is a protest against car culture. WNBR is a worldwide campaign with a number of linked themes.

Its objectives are to:

  • protest against the global dependency on oil
  •  curb car culture
  •  obtain real rights for cyclists
  •  demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets
  •  celebrate body freedom
WNBR London crossing Westminster Bridge © Henry Yuen
WNBR London crossing Westminster Bridge © Henry Yuen

Bike Week
WNBR London is part of Bike Week – an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Bike Week first took place in 1923! It was, and always has been, a great opportunity to highlight the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, with a core aim of getting people to give cycling a go all over the UK. Whether it’s for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, a trip to the local shops or just to visit friends – cycling is for everyday, for everyone.

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Please Help Us Make It Happen

The ride is made possible by volunteer helpers and generous donations from our participants. Please join the collective or offer us your help. Please Contact Us if you can help with Marshalling, First Aid, Bodypainting, Sound Systems, Publicity, Fundraising etc.

No one is paid for running WNBR London, but we do have some significant expenses like radio comms hire, road closure fees, website, insurance, printing, marshals’ ID, etc.

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It’s got to be worth a fiver or more!

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Activities

Due to current circumstances World Naked Bike Ride London 2020 has become #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide. We’d love you to participate – but you need to do it at home or in isolation.

Our programme of free activities for 13th June 2020

All day, every day: WNBR London Quiz – an online quiz about WNBR.London and its campaign themes

10:00 to 17:30: Exercise and surprise – safe cycling and other forms of activity people can do instead of being on the ride, either at home or safely in isolation outside. Participants are encouraged to Zoom-In or share photos – go on, surprise!

10:00 to 22:00: #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide photo submission & prize competition – where people share photos of what they’ve been doing in place of riding with WNBR

15:00 to 17:30: Zoom-In #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide – connecting supporters and special guests for chats about WNBR with a show/tell what they’ve been doing (you need to pre-register for the Zoom-Ins)

16:00 and 17:00: WNBR London Watchathons – during the Zoom-In, supporters will be encouraged to watch and discuss excellent films of WNBR.London

19:00 to 21:00: #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide Afterparty – an online afterparty session just for fun! (you need to pre-register for the Zoom-Ins)

All activities will be clothing optional and we’d love to see some body painting, fancy dress, bike decorations and flags – just like the real thing.

So, what are you going to be doing for #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide on 13th June 2020?

Make sure it’s safe and follow social distancing advice. If you are on your own in public, don’t take the risk of being naked. Although it’s legal you might encounter problems.

Please send in your photos and/or join us on the Zoom-In!

Some guidance about all our #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide activities:

Activities are clothing optional, as bare as you dare. We will not tolerate bad behaviour – you will be blocked for life! That means no overtly sexual or obscene language, behaviour or imagery. Although we will try to prevent photography, just like the real ride, you can bet someone will be watching and maybe trying to get a photo – so don’t do anything you might regret later.

Join the marshals of WNBR.London!

2020

WNBR.London 2020 has been cancelled. Please see further information in our blog post. WNBR London rides on the second Saturday of June, so reserve 12th June 2021 in your diary now!

2020 Means Safer Roads
2020 = Safer Roads!

The World Naked Bike Ride in London will not take place on 13th June. Participants and spectators should not go to the start locations.

WNBR London has considered current circumstances and concluded we must take a cautious approach for the safety of our participants and the general public. We assume it will still be unwise to encourage public gatherings in June.

We have seen no reliable evidence to indicate when it will be safe to take the ride onto the streets so we have not proposed a new date for the ride.  It is possible that there will be no ride in 2020. We will review the situation at each of our monthly meetings and have the ability to mount a ride at short notice if circumstances change.

2019

There were seven starts for the 2019 London leg of the World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday 8th June 2019. The start points offered riders the choice of short, slow rides or longer, faster rides into Central London. The routes allowed the environmental campaign to deliver its messages on 65Km of London’s congested and polluted streets, crossing 14 Thames bridges on the way. The groups converged in Central London to form a single peloton.

See the great photoset created by team photographer, Scott Hortop.

See our video of the 2019 ride or watch the flypast video which shows most of the riders on The Mall.

You will also find our videos at https://vimeo.com/wnbrlondon.

2018

The main ride for 2018 was the biggest ever. It drew lots of media attention and excellent feedback from participants. You can watch our highlights video here.

See some examples of media coverage  or see some of the photos from photographer, Amelia Allen.

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