This Naked Bike Ride Is Heading Through Central London Very Soon

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This Naked Bike Ride Is Heading Through Central London Very Soon
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On Saturday 8 June, the streets of central London will be filled with stark-naked cyclists (and maybe the odd unicyclist), thanks to World Naked Bike Ride.

The nudey two-wheel demonstration rallies for a roster of causes, including cyclists' rights, body freedom, and the fight against global dependency on oil. This is its 16th annual outing in London.

What's the World Naked Bike Ride London route?

Want to watch and cheer on the cyclists? They set off from seven locations across the city, at various times between 12pm and 3pm. (Exact locations and departure times on the website.)

  • Tower Hill - gather at 1.45pm
  • Regent's Park - gather at 2.20pm
  • West Norwood - gather at 12pm
  • Hyde Park - gather at 1.45pm (this is the big send off — be there by 2.30pm)
  • Clapham Junction - gather at 2.30pm
  • Kew Bridge - gather at 1.30pm
  • Deptford - gather at 12pm

They then set off on routes of varying lengths, joining up along the way into two large processions. The organisers say they don't know where riders will end up.

Fancy taking part in World Naked Bike Ride London?

It's free, and no registration is required. All you have to do is turn up at one of the seven starting points at the allotted time. You can go completely naked or wear something to preserve your modesty. Shoes and a backpack containing provisions are highly recommended though. Find out more on the website.

After that — time to celebrate. There's an afterparty (again, clothing is optional), which is a ticketed event — more info here.

Last Updated 03 June 2019