London Naked Bike Ride is an annual nude cycling event in protest against car culture and oil dependency. Protesters will ride naked through the city streets with slogans painted on their backs including ‘Burn Fat Not Oil’, ‘Less Gas More Ass’ or (in our opinion) the best ‘Energy Is Renude’.
For the 2022 event, organisers are planning to return to the traditional event date in June, although this may change closer to the date depending on how this pandemic thing is going. Due to COVID-19, the event was cancelled in 2020, and in 2021 it was shifted to mid-August.
2021 London Naked Bike Ride Starting Points and Times
There will be eight starting points: Tower Hill, Regents Park, Croydon, Hyde Park, Clapham Junction, Kew Bridge, Victoria Park and Deptford, and an accessible start point near Waterloo.
Full nudity is optional; some people cycle in their underwear for personal modesty/chafing reasons. But if you’re brave enough to bare all, remember it’s considered bad form to disrobe before the start of the ride.
Confirmed departure points
Tower Hill, 2:30 pm assembly, 2:45 pm departure, Trinity Square Gardens EC3N 4DJ
Croydon, 12:45 pm assembly, 1 pm departure, 233 Shirley Church Rd CR0 5AB
Clapham Junction, 2:30 pm assembly, 2:45 pm departure, Grant Road, SW11 2NU
Deptford, 1:45 pm assembly, 2 pm departure, Matchstick Piehouse, SE8 5HD
Kew Bridge, 1:15 pm assembly, 1:30 pm departure, North end of Kew Bridge, W4 3NQ
Hyde Park, 2:30 pm assembly, 2:45 pm departure, North Carriage Drive, near Marble Arch, nearest post code: W2 2ET
Regents Park, 2:35 pm assembly, 2:50 pm departure, Outer Circle, near NW1 4NA
Victoria Park 1:15 pm assembly, 1:30 pm departure, near Bonner Gate/Dogs of Alcibiades E2 9JW
Accessible Start Point 3:45 pm assembly, 4 pm departure, near Waterloo, Belvedere Rd SE1 7GQ