Please support the campaign!
WNBR London is running a programme of alternative activities on Saturday 12th June 2021 in place of the delayed 18th annual ride. We want to keep attention on our campaign themes – and have a jolly good time doing it! It’s no substitute for the real ride – that’s why we call it #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide.
Activities on 12th June are intended to promote the campaign themes of WNBR, without incurring additional risks for participants or the public. It is wise to continue social distancing, so all activities are intended to be performed safely in isolation.
Activities in June 2021
WNBR London Quiz – an online quiz about WNBR London and its campaign themes. See what your score is and let everyone know! Share it widely because it has some important campaign points in it.
Clean up the environment – this year we are setting supporters the challenge to do something to clean up their local environment – and take a photo for the competition.
Exercise and surprise – safe cycling and other forms of activity people can do instead of being on the ride, either at home or safely outside. Participants are encouraged to share photos – go on, surprise! You can get some ideas from our 2020 photo gallery.
Photo prize competition –share photos of what you’ve been doing in place of riding with WNBR. This year’s categories are:
- Do something to clean up your local environment and send us a photo
- A safe solo or small group WNBR cycle ride
- Best body painting or fancy dress
- Best decorated bike or flag
- World Naked Something Else
Click here to see what has been posted to the 2021 gallery so far. Best submissions will win a WNBR London Goody Bag with seat cover and mug.
You can also share your photos or stories on social media using the hashtags #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide or #notwnbr but they won’t be entered into the competition or be immortalised on our website.
12th June 2021
14:44 – 17:30 Zoom-In – join our hosts & special guests for chats about WNBR and its mission –
focusing on cycling, ecology, naked action and body positivity. There will also be live body painting, with subjects talking about cycling and WNBR accessibility for people with disabilities, and encouraging younger adults to get active.
To reduce the chances of unwelcome participants or content, you need to pre-register for the Zoom-Ins.
14:45 & 17:00 WNBR Videos – before and after the main Zoom-In we will play some WNBR videos.
19:00 to 21:00: #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide Afterparty – an online OPEN STAGE afterparty session just for fun! Let you entertain us. Sing a song. Read a poem. Tell a (clean) joke. Do some naked yoga. Anything you like as long as it’s not objectionable (no overt sexual behaviour, obscenities, negative sentiments, etc). Relax after a busy day. Listen to music. Dance a bit.
The Zoom-In activities will have a gatekeeper and moderator. To be allowed to join, you need to pre-register the name you will use on Zoom. This does not need to be your real name but you have to use the name you gave us to get in. You will need to give us a working email address to receive the connection details. Register for the Zoom Ins here.
Zoom-In Timetable and Guest Speakers
|Welcome from our hosts Dave, Sophie and Nat
Video message from WNBR London founding member Jesse Schust
|Live bodypainting with Ken and Phoebe being painted by Peter and Rade
|Your Activities, Photos & Videos
Let’s hear from other WNBRs
Let’s see what you’ve been doing for #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide
Let’s take a look at the Photo Competition entries
|Live bodypainting – Sophie talks to Ken about cycling for people with disabilities and the WNBR London accessible start
|The State of Cycling in London – hosted by Mike Grenville
Charlie Allenby – freelance journalist and the author of Bike London
Ruth Mayorcas – passionate cycling safety advocate
Paul Gasson – travel & climate change campaigner for 35 years and former chair of London Cycling Campaign
|Live bodypainting – Sophie talks to Phoebe about getting younger adults engaged in WNBR
|Body Positivity – hosted by Dr Keon West
Charlotte – lifeocharlotte blog – positivity for people with stomas
Ruby Rare – sex educator, author, and body positive champion, and co-founder Body Love Sketch Club
Rosy Pendlebaby – performer, facilitator, and artist making work exploring the intersection of creativity, hedonism, and healing and co-founder Body Love Sketch Club
|Live bodypainting – let’s see the final results and talk to the artists
|Goodbye from the WNBR London team
Hope to see you at our afterparty Zoom starting at 7pm
Recommended Videos To Watch
|WNBR London Vimeo Channel
|Esther and Steve’s Not The WNBR Ride 2020
|WNBR London2019 flypast
|WNBR London 2014 highlights
|30 second WNBR London trailer
|WNBR London 2005 by Keith Roberson
|High Altitude WNBR Documentary
|WNBR London 2019 highlights
|vivrenu-tv Documentary (2017)
Rules of the day
We want our day to be safe, worthy and fun. Here are some important rules and advice.
All activities will be clothing optional and we’d love to see some body painting, fancy dress, bike decorations and flags – just like the real thing. You can also participate normally dressed if that’s what you want.
Children should not participate without parental permission, guidance and supervision. We cannot guarantee the good behaviour of all participants, but we will try to moderate the content.
We advise you not to be naked on your own in the public eye. Although it should be legal, you are much more likely to experience criticism, objections, aggression and interference from the police.
We will not tolerate overtly sexual or obscene imagery or behaviour. Likewise we will not allow bad language or negative comments. You are likely to be banned from WNBR activities and channels for life if you behave badly.
You should follow wise advice about social distancing, whether or not your activities have been made permissible by Government regulations. We do not want to see group activities.
Any photos shared should be your own and you also need to make sure any identifiable people in it are happy for you to share them.
We will try to prevent people filming or photographing the Zoom sessions, but there is always a chance someone might get a picture – so don’t do anything on screen that you might regret later.
So what are you going to do for #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide?
Here are some examples from last year.