London’s 2024 Naked Bike Ride: When is it and why do people do it?

The World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday June 8 The World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday June 8
The World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday June 8
Here are the routes and times for the World Naked Bike Ride London 2024.

Next month a group of naked cyclists will descend upon the streets of London to protest car culture and oil dependency.

The World Naked Bike Ride is an annual event which sees cyclists strip down to join an environmental global protest movement.

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The global event, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, aims to demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets and celebrate body freedom.

Here are the routes and times for the World Naked Bike Ride London 2024.

The World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday June 8 The World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday June 8
The World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday June 8

When is the World Naked Bike Ride London 2024 taking place?

The World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday June 8 2024 in London.

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Why do people do it?

The World Naked Bike Ride is a global protest movement with rides in cities around the world, raising awareness of issues such as safety of cyclists on the road, reducing oil dependence and saving the planet.

World Naked Bike Ride London 2024 bike route

The London leg of the World Naked Bike Ride rides from start points at Clapham Junction, Croydon, Hackney Wick, Kew Bridge, Regents Park, Tower Hill and Wellington Arch.

Croydon is the longest of the routes at just over 20 miles, while the shortest ride is seven and a half miles, starting from Regent’s Park Outer Circle.

World Naked Bike Ride London 2024 starting points

Here’s a rundown of every starting point along the route:

Clapham Junction Meeting point: Grant Road, SW11 2NU Gather: 2:30pm Ride: 2.45pm 

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Croydon Meeting point: 233 Shirley Church Road, CR0 5AB Gather: 11am Ride: 1pm

Hackney Wick Meeting point: Thingy Cafe, 1 Trowbridge Rd, E9 5LD Gather: 11am Ride: 1.45pm

Kew Bridge Meeting point: North end of Kew Bridge near W4 3NQ Gather: 1.15pm Ride: 1.30pm

Regents Park Meeting point: Outer Circle, near NW1 4NA Gather: 2.35pm Ride: 2.50pm

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Tower Hill Meeting point: Trinity Square Gardens, EC3N 4DJ Gather: 1.45pm Ride: 2.45pm

Wellington Arch Meeting point: Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner W1J 7JZ Starting: 2.15pm Ride: 2.45pm

Accessible Option: North entrance to St John’s Church Gardens, Secker St, SE1 8UF Gather: 3.15pm Ride: 3.45pm

Find more details on each individual location here.

While this is a “naked bike ride”, organisers have said clothing is optional and riders are advised to wear shoes for safety reasons.

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Participants are also encouraged to wear colourful patterns and slogans, fly flags and wear fancy dress.

Is there an afterparty?

The ‘AfterShow’ is happening at Phantom Peak in Surrey Quays and will include performances from The Naked Cabaret with Alexis Dubus, Fella, Lady Gloria, Keri Gold and Laura Loops. Tickets can be booked here.

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