Feel the wind in your chest hair on this political bike ride in the buff
This protest against oil dependency and the way the cult of the car dominates contemporary life is also an unfettered celebration of individuality of the human body. Many of the 1000 plus people expected to turn out will opt to bike in the buff, though full nudity is optional; the dress code is 'as bare as you dare'. And if you too long to through caution and clothes to the wind, but feel a bit bashful, you can always take something along that’s easy to put on when the procession gets held up by traffic, as it inevitably will. Whatever you do, do not get your kit off too soon. Normally the organisers are all for the indiscriminate shedding of clothes. But they have their relationship with the police to consider, and on this point they are adamant: no one should get naked before the official start of the ride.
For 2015's World Naked Bike Ride there will be six start points: West Norwood (from noon; departing at 2.30pm) Clapham Junction (from 2.45pm; departing at 3pm), Tower Hill (from 2.30pm; departing at 3pm), Kings Cross (from 2.30pm; departing at 3pm), Regents Park (from 2.30pm; departing at 3pm) and Hyde Park (from 2.30pm; departing at 3pm). The north and south rides will meet along the way with all cyclists merging at Westminster Bridge and heading to Wellington Arch to complete the ride. For specific details of each meeting point, head here www.tinyurl.com/worldnakedbikeride.