Index of all blog posts

  • Life o Charlotte 08/02/21 - Charlotte was in her 20s when she found out that it was emergency surgery or death. Ulcerative colitis nearly took her life and meant she needed to have a stoma, something she had never seen or heard of. Since then Charlotte has been positive about her condition and actively promotes body acceptance for people with …
  • Gran rides again – and again! 19/12/20 - In admiration of Marguerite Dustman, 1922-2019 affectionately known to all as “Gran” In the previous post we read how 83-year-old Gran’s first World Naked Bike Ride was our London ride in 2005. But it was cold and she reluctantly had to keep her raincoat on. The next year she was keen to try again – …
  • Be like Gran 02/12/20 - In admiration of Marguerite Dustman, 1922-2019 affectionately known to all as “Gran” 83-year-old Gran’s first World Naked Bike Ride was our London ride in 2005. If you saw the documentary film, Jon Snow calls her the “little old lady in her raincoat”. She was the mother-in-law of Paul Burkimsher who wrote this article about their …
  • #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide Photo Competition Results 04/07/20 - WNBR London ran a programme of #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide activities on Saturday 13th June 2020 in place of the postponed 17th annual ride. We wanted to keep attention on our campaign themes – and have a jolly good time doing it! For the #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide Photo Competition, people were asked to share pictures of what they were doing in place of …
  • #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide, Saturday 13th June 2020 14/06/20 - When the World Naked Bike Ride in London (WNBR London), was called off because of lockdown and social distancing advice, the organisers felt that the campaign needed to take on a new form. A programme of #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide activities was developed and supporters took up the challenge. The 2020 WNBR London ride had been planned for …
  • WNBR London 2020 is cancelled 13/04/20 - So sorry to say it, but here is the news you were probably expecting to hear. The World Naked Bike Ride in London will not take place on 13th June. Participants and spectators should not go to the start locations. WNBR London has considered current circumstances and concluded we must take a cautious approach for …
  • Choosing a start point (2020) 13/02/20 - In recent years WNBR London has had multiple start points with routes that allow our environmental campaign to deliver its messages on 53 miles (85 Km) of London’s congested and polluted streets, crossing 14 Thames bridges on the way. We regularly have over 1,000 riders so it would be hard to fit you all in …
  • WNBR London on Heart Breakfast 27/09/19 - WNBR London was invited onto Heart Breakfast today by Amanda Holden as a surprise for Jamie Theakston, who’s about to ride 650 miles for #MakeSomeNoise charity.  It was a great way to promote our campaign as well as supporting a great charity bike ride. Amanda’s best Instagram post reached over 250,000 views in the first …
  • Photographs from WNBR London 2019 16/06/19 - Our team photographer, Scott Hortop,  has completed work on the photos from WNBR London 2019. There are some brilliant shots of the ride and many of you waved enthusiastically when you saw Scott – so we know you’re looking forward to seeing your photos! You can view these in two sets: Top 30 Art Shots …
  • Your feedback for 2019 13/06/19 - Many thanks to the many of you who have sent feedback through our website, social media and email.  We want to share this with everyone, even the bad bits (which we’ll be looking at in our lessons learned session).  To avoid any editorial judgements it’s in alphabetical sequence of contributor: Albert: Well done. Another great …
  • WNBR Team Photographer 10/05/19 - Our photographer this year is Scott Hortop, aka Scotty H. His first involvement with WNBR was as a marshal at the London ride in 2013 and then as guest photographer of the Tower Hill start of the 2014 ride. He is currently helping with the organisation of the Brighton Naked Bike Ride, an event he …
  • Choosing a start point (2019) 25/02/19 - In recent years WNBR London has had multiple start points with routes that allow our environmental campaign to deliver its messages on 65Km of London’s congested and polluted streets, crossing 14 Thames bridges on the way. We regularly have over 1,000 riders so it would be hard to fit you all in one place. This …
  • Geoff Collins’ Last Ride 19/01/19 - We were moved and inspired by the story of Geoff Collins’ last ride with WNBR London. It speaks so strongly to our themes of body image, healthy lifestyle, good attitude and cycling. But most of all, it is a story of strength, determination and bravery. Geoff was treated for bowel cancer and had a stoma …
  • MP Michael Fabricant’s Naked Bike Ride 28/10/18 - Eyes were wide open and opinions divided when UK Member of Parliament Michael Fabricant published a video where he apparently cycled naked in a London park to promote his idea for a charity naked bike ride in support of a local hospice. He said he was inspired by the UK’s World Naked Bike Rides. Opinions …
  • Actress Joanna Scanlan on WNBR London in You Magazine 03/09/18 - In the Mail’s You magazine, “TV’s dark-comedy queen Joanna Scanlan” says: “I have achieved the right balance between energy and experience and I love to do new things. I took part in the World Naked Bike Ride in London recently, which was set up to protest against cars and celebrate the human body. I wore …
  • Finding photos 15/06/18 - A lot of you have been asking about how best to find photos of yourselves on the ride. WNBR does not collect, curate or publish photos except for a few good quality ones we use with permission on our website. We always have reservations about photos because we know a tiny proportion of people with …
  • Amelia Allen – Official Photographer 14/06/18 - Amelia Allen is a fashion, portrait and documentary photographer. She has had work published in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times and Harpers Bazaar. Amelia captured some great photos of the World Naked Bike Ride which were included in her book and exhibition NAKED BRITAIN. We invited her to join the team …
  • WNBR London 2018 11/06/18 - Massive thanks to the riders and marshals who made this year’s ride the biggest and best ever. It was a great day – good people and good weather, albeit with some snags – but that’s normal. Some of you might be disappointed that we missed out some of your favourite landmarks and were a bit …
  • French documentary film is back!!! 14/03/18 - A French film crew from vivrenu tv made an excellent documentary film about the WNBR London 2017 ride. It is, partially, in French.  It is “age-restricted” and includes footage of naked bike riders. YouTube killed this excellent video but it’s now back on Vimeo instead! They have also reinstated some of their other WNBR films.
  • Stephen Fry will not be joining us! 26/02/18 - We are sorry to report that Stephen Fry has announced that he will not be riding with us this year. We hope he will be up for it next year.