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Naked Bike Ride - June-July

What: World Naked Bike Ride

When: 1st June – 13rd July

Where:  Bristol, Brighton, Cardiff, Exeter, Folkestone, Hastings, London, Manchester, Portsmouth, Southampton

Cost: Free to watch, but those who want to take part must register here

Have you ever dreamed of riding a bicycle in the nude? Then the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) events, that are taking place in towns and cities across the UK in the coming months, are for you!

World Naked Bike Ride Brighton PIC: Peter O'Connor

Riders at the World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton. Photo credit: Peter O'Connor

The first official WNBR was held in Spain in 2004 and was designed as a protest society's reliance on oil-based transport and car culture in general. Since then the event has spread to more than 50 cities worldwide. Brazil is one of the most enthusiastic nations when it comes to nude cycling - the warm weather probably helps - but colder cities like Vancouver and Toronto have staged successful WNBR events.

You don't have to be completely naked to take part in a WNBR, but the organisers do like riders to be creative. Many are completely starkers - to use a popular British slang word - but others are partially clothed and some use body paint to cover strategic areas.

This year's UK rides are taking place between 1 Jun – 07 July. The London ride - one of the biggest - will be held on 9 June. To register as a rider or find the closest event to you click here. If you aren't brave enough to take part go along and cheer those who are.

Naked Bike Race 2018 Dates

Brighton:                              10 Jun 2018

Bristol:                                 17 Jun 2018

Cardiff:                                 16 Jun 2018

Exeter:                                  07 Jul 2018

Folkestone:                           30 Jun 2018

Hastings:                               03 Jun 2018

London:                                 09 Jun 2018

Manchester:                           08 Jun 2018

Portsmouth:                           02 Jun 2018

Southampton:                         01 Jun 2018

York:                                      23 Jun 2018

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