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Brighton Naked Bike Ride postcard
London and Brighton Naked Bike Ride 2011

It costs around £800 to put on the Brighton ride each year.
Please donate to our crowdfunding campaign to support the event.


Join us for a naked "protestival" ride through the city — followed by a refreshing sea swim and beachfront after-party!

Every year since 2006, Brighton has joined World Naked Bike Rides around the world to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture.

Brighton's World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Sunday 11 June 2017. This will be our twelfth ride. Up to 1,000 riders have taken part in previous peak years (2014 and 2010). As of the 2007 ride, following negotiations with Sussex Police, full nudity is permitted at the event.

The event is one of several UK and worldwide rides happening around the same time, including nearby Portsmouth, Southampton, London and Worthing. It is scheduled to allow people to take part in other rides as well, if they like.

The ride is part of national Bike Week (10-18 June 2017).

An after-party will be held at Volks Club on Brighton seafront.

Please join our email list for occasional updates on the ride and related events.


Bike Week, 11-19 June 2016


Please donate to the WNBR UK Fund

The UK World Naked Bike Ride fund provides local organisers with
money for poster/flyer printing, advertising, ride equipment etc.
Please give generously.


Next ride

Date: Sunday 11 June 2017 (Countdown!)
Time: 12 noon
Location: The Level, Union Road, Brighton, BN2 3FX (NB: return to pre-2012 start location)


Ride details

Schedule

  • 9/10am: Organisers setting up – any help very appreciated!
  • 11am: Public start arriving
  • 12 noon: Bike/body decoration, lunch, entertainment
  • 1pm: Assembly
  • 1.30pm: Ride starts
  • 2-2.30pm (approx): First rest stop at Hove Lawns
  • 3-3.30pm (approx): Second rest stop at Old Steine fountain
  • 4-4.30pm (approx): Ride ends with sea swim and beach hangout
  • 6.30pm - late: After-party at Volks Club

Food and drink

Please make sure you're well-fed at the start of the ride. If necessary, bring lunch to eat before we start, plus snacks and water for the ride.

Bike and body decoration

Please bring decorations and body paint. We'd like to have a lot more body painting. If you are a body painter please get in touch.

Route

2017 draft route map showing start, end and rest points

The route goes via central Brighton and Hove, past a number of local attractions (Brighton Pier, The Royal Pavilion, the seafront etc), before finishing at Black Rock naturist beach where we can have a post-ride swim and picnic.

Weather

Check local weather at the following sites:

Getting there

If you live outside Brighton, please try to use sustainable transport to get to and from the ride (eg: by train, bus, car share, bio-diesel or electric vehicle). Please note that most buses don't take bikes and there are some restrictions on trains (except folding bikes). You can check various options at:

Bike hire

If you haven't got a bike, the following shops are offering 10% discounts on the day of the event to people who quote 'Brighton Naked Bike Ride':

  • Brighton Beach Bikes
    250E Kings Road Arches, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NB (west side of Brighton Pier)
    Tel: Mark 07917 753794
  • Cycle Brighton
    86 Ethel Street, Hove, BN3 3LL (bikes can be delivered to the Level – please ask)
    Tel: 01273 567733
  • Cyclelife Brighton
    35 Marina Square Waterfront, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton BN2 5WA
    Tel: 01273 625060 / Email: info@e-motion21.co.uk

The following company also hires out Dutch bikes, including tandems and child-carrying bikes, and is located next to Brighton train station:

Accommodation

If you're taking part in the ride, and need somewhere to stay in Brighton for the weekend of the event, £20 discounts are available at the Ambassador Hotel. Just make an online booking, enter the voucher code NAKEDBIKE17, and you'll get £20 off any booking between 9-11 June 2017. The hotel's blog also has information on what's happening in the city.

Publicity

Illustration by Jiaqi Wang

Printed flyers and posters available for collection and distribution from Cowley Club.

Flyers

Double-sided flyers, with full information about the ride:

Posters

A3 poster – feel free to reduce down to A4

  • A3 poster
    Put up in shops (especially bike shops!), cafés, bars, pubs etc

Download Adobe Reader to view and print these PDF files

Pre-ride events

Planning meet-ups

Please come along if you'd like to get involved in any way or want to find out more, anyone is welcome. We meet at least once a month in the run-up to the ride, from January to June.

Next meeting date/s: See Facebook

In particular, we are keen to find people willing to assist with:

  • Setting up and packing away equipment at The Level on the ride day (gazebos, signage, fencing etc). Preferably non-riders, as the packing away must be carried out after the ride sets off.
  • Body painting. Skilled body painters sought, an indoor location may be available.
  • Organising pre-ride fundraising or after ride social events.
  • Marshalling during the ride: Helping to keep riders together and safe, and providing assistance if necessary.
  • Stewarding before the ride: Collecting donations, handing out flyers and dealing with intrusive photographers.
  • Bike mechanics to assist riders with bike repairs and maintenance before the ride and at the rest stops.

Post-ride events

After-Party

Sun 11 June 2017, 6.30pm - late (after the Brighton ride)
Volks Club, 3 The Colonnade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1PS. Tel: 01273 682828
Tickets: £3.50 in advance from Eventbrite / £5 on the door

Join us to celebrate another great Brighton Naked Bike Ride, after the event, with DJs, dancing, body painting, bicycle cocktails and a chance to hang out with other riders.

The event is open to riders and ride-curious alike, and is "as underwear as you dare" (minimum: pants).

Alfresco dinner and snack food will be available from the Volks Diner - their kitchen and outdoor dining area will be open until 9pm.

This is also a fundraiser for the ride. Ticket sales and donations will help pay for next year's event.

You can also sign up to our Facebook listing.

Get involved!

Ride on the day

Please show your support for this event and its message by riding "as bare as you dare" on the day. For more information on what to bring etc, visit the Joining a ride page.

Spread the word

The more people know about the ride, the more will come. The more people come and ride, the more successful the event will be, and the safer riders will feel.

Help organise and promote this ride

To really make this ride happen, please get involved in organising and promoting the ride. See the Brighton & Hove planning notes for more information on jobs required.

Suggested charities

The Brighton Naked Bike Ride is an environmental and road safety protest, not a charity event. However, if you'd like to raise money for charity through sponsoring your ride, please consider supporting the following relevant organisations:

Media coverage, Photos, Video, History

See media coverage, photos, video and history pages.

Links

More information on the Brighton & Hove ride is available at:

Website/s

Discussion group/s

Endorsements

The following Brighton bike organisations have sponsored our flyers and provided other support:

We are also supported and endorsed by:

  • Magpie Recycling: Brighton recycling cooperative who have provided their bio-diesel flatbed truck as a support vehicle since the 2010 ride
  • Press Dispensary: Press agency that have produced and distributed our press releases

Listings

See: Brighton & Hove listings

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