London Naked Bike Ride is an annual nude cycling event in protest against car culture and oil dependency as well as bringing attention to the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets. 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.
London Naked Bike Ride Starting Points and Times 2023
Clapham Junction 2:30pm assembly; 2:45pm departure; Grant Road SW11 2NU
Croydon 11am assembly; 1pm departure; 233 Shirley Church Rd CR0 5AB
Deptford 12pm 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 1:45pm assembly; 2:45pm departure; Trinity Square Gardens EC3N 4DJ
Victoria Park 11am assembly; 1:30pm departure; near Bonner Gate/Dogs of Alcibiades E2 9JW
Wellington Arch 2:15pm assembly; 2:45pm departure; Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner W1J 7JZ
Accessible Start Point 3:45pm assembly; 4pm departure; near Waterloo, Belvedere Rd SE1 7GQ
Afterparty Near Angel (details will be sent to ticketholders); 6pm-11pmOrganisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.