London's World Naked Bike Ride Is Happening In August!

London's World Naked Bike Ride Is Happening In August!
The Starkers cycle ride returns to the capital. Image: Shutterstock

Every year, hundreds of cyclists don their birthday suits and pedal their way through London.

The reason? World Naked Bike Ride — a global rally for a roster of causes including cyclist rights, bodily freedom, and environmental concerns.

Image: Volalto in Creative Commons

Unsurprisingly, Covid restrictions nixed last year's nude demonstration from taking place, while this year's event was supposed to take place in June but was then postponed.

Now for the good news: the London leg of the World Naked Bike Ride WILL happen, on Saturday 14 August.

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Special restrictions will be in place for riders, including shortened stationary gatherings, and no afterparty. But it's still bound to be a heck of a lot of fun, especially as people were denied their right to denude last year.

The 2003 London World Naked Bike Ride. Image: Chris Beckett via the Londonist Flickr pool

Any adult can take part in the ride, joining between Clapham Junction and Victoria Park in Hackney. Everything you need to know is on the website.

Image: Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors in Creative Commons

In the meantime, why not reminisce with a few photos from naked bike rides past? Some are NSFW, obviously.

Last Updated 29 July 2021