NAKED bike ride is set to return – with an after party in south east London

NAKED bike ride is set to return – with an after party in south east London <i>(Image: WNBR)</i>
NAKED bike ride is set to return – with an after party in south east London (Image: WNBR)

A naked bike ride is being held across London in June, with an afterparty set to take place in no other than south east London.

The World Naked Bike Ride in London has taken place annually since 2004, with the exception of 2020 when the ride was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Traditionally, the World Naked Bike Ride occurs on the second Saturday in June.

This year, it is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, June 8.

The ride starts at points in Clapham Junction, Croydon, Hackney Wick, Kew Bridge, Regents Park, Tower Hill, and Wellington Arch.

There is also an accessible option for riders who are less able to do the full ride. The routes merge into a spectacular 1,000+ rider peloton.

No registration is required to participate in WNBR London, simply show up at the designated location with your bike at the right time.

Last year, organisers made a last-minute decision to cancel the Victoria Park start based on information from Tower Hamlets Council that suggested there was a possibility of violence in the park.

Instead of using the park, it has been relocated to Hackney Wick, which is just to the North-East of the park in the neighbouring borough of Hackney.

The World Naked Bike Ride is a peaceful protest designed to capture public interest and convey its messages through a fun and eye-catching spectacle.

The ride aims to draw attention to its objectives, including:

• Protest against the global dependency on oil

• Curb car culture • Obtain real rights for cyclists

• Demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets

• Celebrate body freedom

Here are all the confirmed locations where the World Naked Bike Ride will be taking place*:

*Some starting points have the option of socialising; gather time is the earliest you can arrive.

Starting: Clapham Junction

Meeting point: Grant Road, SW11 2NU

Gather: 2:30pm

Ride: 2.45pm

Starting: Croydon

Meeting point: 233 Shirley Church Road, CR0 5AB

Gather: 11am

Ride: 1pm

Starting: Hackney Wick

Meeting point: Thingy Cafe, 1 Trowbridge Rd, E9 5LD

Gather: 11am

Ride: 1.45pm

Starting: Kew Bridge

Meeting point: North end of Kew Bridge near W4 3NQ

Gather: 1.15pm

Ride: 1.30pm

Starting: Regents Park

Meeting point: Outer Circle, near NW1 4NA

Gather: 2.35pm

Ride: 2.50pm

Starting: Tower Hill

Meeting point: Trinity Square Gardens, EC3N 4DJ

Gather: 1.45pm

Ride: 2.45pm

Starting: 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

There will be an after show party, located in Phantom Peak, Canada Street, SE16 7PJ from 6pm to 11pm.

The finishing time is hard to predict given the likelihood of crowds, diversions and hold up, but it aims to complete the ride around 5.30pm to 6pm.

This year, World Naked Bike Ride London will be enjoying its biggest ever afterparty, hosted by Phantom Peak in Surrey Quays, near to Canada Water Station.

It is open to all fans of WNBR, Naked Cabaret, Phantom Peak and everyone else (over 18).

The "After Show" will include performances from the Naked Cabaret with Alexis Dubus, Fella, Lady Gloria, Keri Gold, and Laura Loops. Before the show starts, the audience can watch or participate in a Life Drawing session.