In Pictures: World Naked Bike Ride In London

By Zoe Craig Last edited 15 months ago
In Pictures: World Naked Bike Ride In London
Photo by Ian Haskins used under Creative Commons license.

Last Saturday, thousands of cyclists took to the streets of London, taking part in the London leg of the World Naked Bike Ride 2016.

Photo by Ian Haskins used under the Creative Commons license.

The mass bike ride aims to raise awareness of different issues including safety of cyclists on the road, reducing oil dependence, and saving the planet.

You. Me. Drinks. Now. by pg tips2 via the Londonist flickrpool
Daisy, daisy... Photo by pg tips2 via the Londonist flickrpool

The nine-mile route took in various London sights and finished at Wellington Arch on Hyde Park Corner.

Trump this! by Dave Cool via the Londonist flickrpool.

The annual event has taken place in London since 2004.

The riders. Photo by Chan Mya Soe under Creative Commons license.

This year the weather wasn't great, but that didn't seem to put anyone off.

Photo by pg tips2 via the Londonist flickrpool

Don't own a bike? It doesn't seem to pose a barrier to bearing all and taking part. This guy apparently ran the route.

Photo by Ian Haskins under the Creative Commons license.

Before stopping to take some photos himself.

The Cyclists by Dave Cool via the Londonist flickrpool

If you don't have a bike you could always borrow a Boris Bike Santander cycle. We suggest anyone hiring one this week gives the seat a thorough wipe before climbing aboard...

Say cheese! Photo by Ian Haskins under Creative Commons license.

The event took place on the same day as the Queen's birthday celebrations, leading some to ride the route in royal fancy dress.

We are not amused by Dave Cool via the Londonist flickrpool

Top marks go to this particular fancy-dress get up. It's the bowtie / knee socks combo that really makes it work, we reckon.

Photo by used under the Creative Commons license.

Interested in taking part next year? Follow WNBR London on facebook for more details.

Last Updated 13 June 2016