Wellington Arch / Hyde Park Corner Start

Date: Saturday 10 June 2023

Time: 14:15 assembly for 14:45 departure

Location: Wellington Arch, near Hyde Park Corner

Hyde Park Group At Trafalgar Square

Start point

We will meet in the area surrounding Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. See Facebook event for info.

Wellington Arch is a replacement for the usual Hyde Park start, which is not available yet again in 2023 as the areas we use will be in use for parking vehicles for a commercial venture!

Wellington Arch is in the middle of the large roundabout outside the bottom right/south east corner of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner. Do not confuse it with Marble Arch (the wrong place to go) which is top right/north east of the park.

You don’t need to sign up to participate in WNBR London. You just need to be in the right place at the right time with a bike to ride. But we encourage you to sign up for this event on Facebook so that you can invite other friends and stay in touch. It also helps us estimate numbers.


This is not a particularly good place to hang out before the ride so we ask people to arrive no more than 30 minutes before the ride .

  • 14:15 Assemble
  • 14:45 Depart
  • 17:30 Finish

Body painting

There is no organised bodypainting at this start. Please arrive painted if you can! We encourage riders to buy some body paints for themselves and get painted up before they come to the ride. A list of suitable slogans can be found here.

Photographers can be a problem at the ride start. If you notice photographers crowding around someone, please politely enquire whether the subject of the photograph is happy to be photographed. If they aren’t happy being photographed, please ask the photographers to stop, and consider standing between the photographers and subject (in a polite but assertive manner).

You may prefer to start the ride with your clothes on.  We stop soon after the start to allow everyone to join up, so that is a good time to undress.


There are toilet facilities in the parks but not near the start.