A protest against oil dependency and the way the cult of the car dominates contemporary life, World Naked Bike Ride Day is also an unfettered celebration of individuality of the bare body. Many people opt to go au naturel and bike in the buff, though full nudity is optional. But remember: while clothes aren't necessary during the event, no one should get naked before the official start of the ride. The event has a carnival vibe to it, so organisers encourage body painting and adorning your nude self with colourful patterns and slogans.
The route for 2017's World Naked Bike Ride (now in its fourteenth year) will have seven start points: Tower Hill, Regents Park, Kings Cross, West Norwood, Hyde Park, Clapham Junction, and Kew Bridge. All the routes merge for the core part of the route from Westminster Bridge onwards, so that everyone gets to be part of the mass ride. Don't forget suncream. For details and updates visit the World Naked Bike Ride website.
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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!
I had an awsome time in 2016.
It's a great feel good event.
It's a serious social movement promoting healthier lifestyles and attitudes. But the ride itself has a carnival atmosphere. It's free. Anyone can turn up on their bike and join the protest.
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.