The revised target date for WNBR London is 14th August 2021. WNBR London is confident that there will be a ride in 2021. It is impossible to be certain how the pandemic will affect our lives in the summer, but it looks like the Government will encourage a return to normal activities. The WNBR London Collective will continue to observe Government restrictions as well as examining evidence and best advice.
Unless the Government’s unlock schedule changes, a ride of over 30 people will not be allowed until 21st June at the earliest, so the usual timing of the second Saturday in June will not be possible. To be sure about the ride, a final go/no go decision will be taken after that stage has been reached. WNBR London plans to make the call on 14th July to allow one month to publicise and prepare for a ride on 14th August. If things are still not safe in August, there will be one last chance to delay until September before the cold weather sets in. Watch out for updates on the WNBRLondon.UK website and all social media channels.
As we cannot ride on the 12th June, we are again organising #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide activities including two Zoom-Ins where we want to see as many supporters as possible joining us. We’ll have a panel plus some special guests as well as the stars of the show – yourselves. We particularly want to hear and see what you’ve been doing to keep the bikes rolling in place of this year’s postponed ride.
The afternoon session runs at the same time we should have been riding. The emphasis is on what you’re doing, whether it’s riding alone up in the hills or doing a bit of gentle gardening.Our guests will be chatting about their related areas of interest. We also plan to have some watchathon sessions where everyone is invited to watch and discuss some of our best videos.
The evening session is meant to be a bit of a whacky afterparty, with some music, dancing and banter. Again, you’ll be the stars of the show!
You can register for the 12th June 2021 Zoom-Ins here.
Our tentative plan for a ride on 14th August 2021 is shown below.
|Clapham Junction||Grant Road, SW11 2NU||14:30||14:45|
|Croydon||233 Shirley Church Road, CR0 5AB||11:00||13:00|
|Deptford||Matchstick Piehouse, SE8 5HD||12:00||13:40|
|Kew Bridge||North end of Kew Bridge near W4 3NQ||13:30||13:45|
|Regents Park||Outer Circle, near NW1 4NA||14:20||14:50|
|Tower Hill||Trinity Square Gardens, EC3N 4DJ||13:45||14:45|
|Victoria Park||Near Bonner Gate/Dogs of Alcibiades E2 9JW||11:00||13:30|
Due to the COVID-19 Virus, World Naked Bike Ride London 2020 did not ride on 13th June 2020 but became #NotTheWorldNakedBikeRide. Hundreds of supporters joined in safe alternative activities either at home or in isolation. Read how it went in this blog post.
WNBR London considered the circumstances and concluded we must take a cautious approach for the safety of our participants and the general public. We reviewed the decision every month based on latest evidence and guidance. Although we had planned and tested safe alternative rides, we remained concerned about the safety of spectators.
There were seven starts for the 2019 London leg of the World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday 8th June 2019. The start points offered riders the choice of short, slow rides or longer, faster rides into Central London. The routes allowed the environmental campaign to deliver its messages on 65Km of London’s congested and polluted streets, crossing 14 Thames bridges on the way. The groups converged in Central London to form a single peloton.
You will also find our videos at https://vimeo.com/wnbrlondon.
The main ride for 2018 was the biggest ever. It drew lots of media attention and excellent feedback from participants. You can watch our highlights video here.