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World Naked Bike Ride Dates Announced for 2017

Bare if you dare, and pedal out there

Dates for the highly anticipated World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) events in the UK have been released. Since it formation over ten years ago, the motto of the peaceful protest has been simple: ” to deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world”.

Over the course of the years, these city based cycle events have evolved into a creative festival where cyclists, artists, musicians and enthusiasts come together to cycle the streets. You can ride totally nude, partially, or in fancy dress, the choice is yours… and the British weather!

With over 50 countries across the world taking part in this mass event, the UK have released their 2017 schedule:

  • Brighton & Hove: Sun 11 Jun 2017
  • Bristol: 4 Jun 2017
  • Cambridge: TBC
  • Canterbury: 27 May 2017
  • Cardiff (Caerdydd): 5 Jun 2016
  • Chelmsford: 24 Jun 2017
  • Clacton: 15 Jul 2017
  • Colchester: 8 Jul 2017
  • Edinburgh: 18 Jun 2016
  • Exeter: 9 Jul 2016
  • Folkestone, Kent: 1 Jul 2017
  • London: 10 Jun 2017
  • Manchester: Fri 9 Jun 2017
  • Newcastle Gateshead: 1 Jul 2017
  • Portsmouth: 9 Jul 2017
  • Southampton: 3 Jun 2016
  • Worthing: 2 Jul 2017
  • York: 25 Jun 2017

These peaceful worldwide mass event has been growing in numbers and popularity over the years.¬†While event organisers aim to “highlight the vulnerability of cyclists as well as the unique dangers they face, and promote healthy body image”, there are some that feel it’s a step too far, and has been deemed inappropriate in the UK.

If you’re thinking about entering, but are unsure on the UK legislation about public nudity, you can find information here that will clear up some concerns.

Do you dare to go bare this year? Tell us your thoughts about the World Naked Bike Ride events: Is it acceptable, or a step too far? Share you comments, we’d love to know.

If you’re interested in taking part in any of the World Naked Bike Ride events, you can find out more information and sign up here.

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