Ever wanted to ride your bicycle naked in central London? Me Too!
That’s why I take part in London’s The World Naked Bike Ride each year. Whether on my bikerton or tandem getting your kit off for a good cause in London sure beats lazing outside a boozer and sucking the Pimms out of strawberries on a sunny day.
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, but some on skateboards and inline skates), to “deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world.” The dress code motto is “Bare as you dare” but full and partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory, on all rides. Any mandate to cover intimate parts is forbidden; this is a distinguishing feature of WNBR against other cycling events.
Creative expression is also encouraged to generate a fun and immersive atmosphere during the ride, capture the attention and imagination of the public and media, and make the experience more personalized and fulfilling for the riders. Body art, such as body painting, are common forms of creative expression, as well as costumes, art bikes, portable sound reinforcement systems (such as public address systems, bullhorns and boomboxes) and musical instruments or other types of noisemaker.
Tempted yet? If you need pushing over the edge have a peruse of the images below by clicking on the thumbnails or watch the video. Warning These Image Do Contain Naked Humans!