World Naked Bike Ride – WNBR London
This site provides information about the World Naked Bike Ride in London. If you continue you will see some non-sexual images of naked bike riders. It is a popular, peaceful, legal, public protest on the streets of London but parental guidance is advised to ensure the beneficial intent of the ride is understood and well received.
WNBR London 2021 was a great success with over a thousand riders despite the Covid-19 risk reduction measures. The traditional date for the ride is the second Saturday in June, so save the date – Saturday 11th June 2022 (to be confirmed).
WNBR London is a not-for-profit, unincorporated association. It is a membership organisation, defined by its constitution. The campaign seeks to draw attention to its themes by being a fun, well-behaved, lawful spectacle that delights the public and attracts media attention. It is affiliated to WNBR UK and to the global World Naked Bike Ride network. It is not connected to other protest, cycling or naturist organisations.
After 26 months, WNBR London finally rode again on Saturday 14th August 2021 for the London leg of the World Naked Bike Ride. Supporters had been clamouring for the ride to go ahead and, with the removal of the 30-person restriction, the ride was finally back on!
Despite the Government’s removal of measures, the ride had many adjustments to reduce the risks from Covid-19. In particular, we shortened the stationary gatherings and cancelled the afterparty.
Due to the delay and uncertainty, WNBR London had also put on a programme of #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide substitute events on the usual date in June 2021.
The annual WNBR London Naked Bike Ride is worthy, free, fun, legal and it’s making the world a better place for everyone.
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
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.