As much as we’d like to pretend that this isn’t happening, it is, therefore it’s only right that we give you advance warning of what to expect.
The World Naked Bike Ride (even writing the term makes me wince) is an annual event that sees hundreds of Londoners (who you would expect to know better), take to the streets, clad only in their birthday suits, for a race like no other.
The organisers of the event say that the “ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists and is a protest against car culture”. The WNBR is apparently a worldwide campaign with “a number of linked themes”. Quite what these “themes” have to do with bombing it down the road commando style is anyone’s guess but we live in a free society and this might just be the price we pay.
If you feel that the sight of thousands of naked Londoners tearing around the streets of the capital, beer bellies and pasty flesh gleaming in the sunlight, would be more than you could stomach – we have reproduced a link to the route so you know which areas to avoid.
However, if you feel that the sight of thousands of naked Londoners tearing around the streets of the capital is exactly what you need – then we have included a link to the route so you know where to catch a sight of the action. Find information on the ride here.
In all seriousness, the event is described as clothing optional, so it’s really up to the individual participants as to how bold or cold they are feeling on the day.
The event is organised by a team of unpaid volunteers however the WNBR team do invite donations from interested parties.
The 16th annual WNBR London Naked Bike Ride will take place on 8th of June 2019. The event will commence from a variety of locations at different times throughout the morning and early afternoon.
If you would like to know more about the event, please click here.
If you would like to discover other outdoor events in London, please click here.