London Naked Bike Ride is an annual nude cycling event in protest against car culture and oil dependency. Protesters will ride naked through the city streets with slogans painted on their backs including ‘Burn Fat Not Oil’, ‘Less Gas More Ass’ or (in our opinion) the best: ‘Energy Is Renude’.
Full nudity is optional; some people cycle in their underwear for personal modesty/chafing reasons. But if you’re brave enough to bare all, remember it’s considered bad form to disrobe before the start of the ride. There are often volunteer body painters at the starting points, if you want help getting super festive.
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
2022 London Naked Bike Ride Starting Points and Times
There will be eight starting points: Croydon, Clapham Junction, Deptford, Kew Bridge, Regents Park, Tower Hill, Victoria Park and an accessible start point near Waterloo.
There will be no Hyde Park start for WNBR London in 2022 as the areas we use will be fenced off and closed to the public! Please choose one of the other starts.
Start Locations in 2022
- Start Meeting Point Assemble Ride
- Clapham Junction Grant Road, SW11 2NU 14:30 14:45
- Croydon 233 Shirley Church Road, CR0 5AB 11:00 13:00
- Deptford Matchstick Piehouse, SE8 5HD 12:00 14:00
- Kew Bridge North end of Kew Bridge near W4 3NQ 13:15 13:30
- Regents Park Outer Circle, near NW1 4NA 14:35 14:50
- Tower Hill Trinity Square Gardens, EC3N 4DJ 13:45 14:45
- Victoria Park Near Bonner Gate/Dogs of Alcibiades E2 9JW 11:00 13:30
- Accessible Option Belvedere Rd SE1 7GQ 15:45 16:00
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.
Reducing Covid-19 Risks
There is still a lot of coronavirus around, so participants should do their best to ensure they are not at risk and not spreading from the virus. Nobody should ride if they have symptoms or have had a recent positive test. We recommend riders take a lateral flow test in the morning of the ride, use sanitiser and keep their masks on, particularly when stationary.
Social contact should be minimised, but we are returning to our normal gatherings and rest breaks.
WNBR London takes place on the public streets of London. Nobody can control the actions or behaviours of the public. Participants should endeavour to avoid crowds and interactions with strangers.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been cancelled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.