If you’re heading into London on 9th June 2018, you might be in for a big (or maybe little) surprise. Think bare bums straddling bicycle saddles and beavers and bratwursts at every turn. No we are not kidding, it will all be for the World Naked Bike Ride.
These guys are pretty serious about the dress, or should we say undress code? To participate in the event all you need is access to a bike, Boris or other (although we hope Boris himself stays firmly inside today), and you have to have the balls to strip off. If pedalling through the streets of London in your birthday suit in front of thousands of passers by doesn’t sound appealing, read on.
There is of course a point to it all. Us British tend to be a little more modest (read: prudish), but getting your kit off today is all for a good cause. These ballsy naked pedallers are protesting against oil and car dependency and the dangers faced by cyclists every day on the roads. You’ve got to admit, it’s a pretty clever way of exposing a cyclist’s vulnerability. And if that’s not enough, it also celebrates bodies in all forms. Got wobbly bits, one boob bigger than the other or you’re missing two fingers? Who gives a damn. This ride will make you feel beautiful.
If you’re still not feeling the bare butt situation then don’t stress because you can join in anyway. The dress code is ‘as bare as you dare’, so if you’re not down with getting in the nuddy, you are allowed to keep your kit on. The World Naked Bike Ride website says: “Body paint, decorated bikes, flags, whistles, etc make a great impression. Remember – it is AS BARE AS YOU DARE you do not need to be naked.”
We say go for it. Be proud of what you’ve got ladies, it’ll probably be quite liberating.
How Can I Join In The World Naked Bike Ride?
The World Naked Bike Ride takes place on 9th June 2018. Sign up here.
Where do you meet in London?
This event takes place in over 70 cities around the planet each year, so check out when World Naked Bike Ride is coming your way here.
Upload your pictures to Twitter if you’re there: #LondonWNBR