World Naked Bike Ride

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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

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John M
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I might throw caution to the wind, not sure about throughing it.

Jeff Read
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I just finished the naked bike ride and had the most liberating experience of my life. I did it alone but met lots of cool people on the way. I highly recommend everyone does this next year. The guy with the massive speakers on his bike playing Thunderbirds...I salute you! You made the journey so much more enjoyable with your music!

Jo M

Became aware of the World Naked Bike Ride quite a long time ago. Actually bought a calendar, sent from the Netherlands to combine my heritage with my interests. (Have eased up a bit but still promoting the acceptance of the human body ~ in the right location, ~ at the right time, ~ in the right company.) Good to see the sunshine there but I still reckon that we, in Australia, particularly should enjoy the environment as much as possible. 


Excellent I am exhausted and was a bit chilly towards the end, but was SO much fun!