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’.
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. There are often volunteer body painters at the starting points, if you want help getting super festive.
2022 London Naked Bike Ride Starting Points and Times
There will be eight starting points: Croydon, Clapham Junction, Deptford, Kew Bridge, Regents Park, Tower Hill, Victoria Park and an accessible start point near Waterloo.
Note that these are not yet final and may change. There is no Hyde Park start this year.
Croydon 12:45pm assembly; 1pm departure; 233 Shirley Church Rd CR0 5AB
Clapham Junction 2:30pm assembly; 2:45pm departure; Grant Road SW11 2NU
Deptford 1:45pm assembly; 2pm departure; Matchstick Piehouse SE8 5HD
Kew Bridge 1:15 pm assembly; 1:30pm departure; north end of Kew Bridge W4 3NQ
Regents Park 2:35pm assembly; 2:50 pm departure; Outer Circle, near NW1 4NA
Tower Hill 2:30pm assembly; 2:45pm departure; Trinity Square Gardens EC3N 4DJ
Victoria Park 1:15pm assembly; 1:30pm departure; near Bonner Gate/Dogs of Alcibiades E2 9JW
Accessible Start Point 3:45pm assembly; 4pm departure; near Waterloo, Belvedere Rd SE1 7GQTo prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.