Brighton & Hove
Join us for a naked lunch, a seaside bike ride in the buff, a paddle in the sea and a naturist beach picnic!
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 ninth World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Sunday 8 June 2014. Bad weather meant lower turnouts in 2013, 2012 and 2011, but we were still over 300 strong (600 in 2013). An astonishing 800-1,000 riders took part in 2010 (up from 700, 400, 180 and 160 in previous years). Many more are expected in 2014. 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 and London. It is scheduled to allow people to take part in other rides as well, if they like.
The ride forms part of national Bike Week.
Please join our email list for occasional updates on the ride and related events.
Date: Sunday 8 June 2014 (to be confirmed)
Time: 12 noon
Location: Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6DT (note change of start location from previous years)
Naked Bike Film Night
Saturday 22 March 7.30pm
The Brunswick pub, 1-3 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF
Come see a selection of short films about the World Naked Bike Ride, environmentalism, naked protest and cycling. There will also be discussion of issues raised and a chance to meet other riders and organisers. Funds will go towards organisational costs of the ride in June.
The event is in solidarity with the southern hemisphere rides, which will be taking place in early March.
Buy tickets: £3 advance / £5 on door
Please note: this event will be at The Brunswick pub in Hove, not the Caroline of Brunswick in Brighton (where we've hosted previous events). We will be showing a similar selection of films to last year. This is a clothed event – there will be nudity on screen but not in the audience!
Please come along if you'd like to get involved or find out more. We meet at least once a month in the run-up to the ride, from January to June.
Planning meeting #1: Thu 27 March 2014, 7.30pm
The Blue Man, 8 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA
Ride on the day
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
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:
- Cyclists’ Defence Fund
- Friends Of The Earth
- Jo Walters Trust
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
Media coverage, Photos, Video, History
A list of links related to this ride is also maintained at the Brighton Naked Bike Ride Yahoo! group.
More information on the Brighton & Hove ride is available at:
- Brighton Naked Bike Ride Facebook group (join us!)
- Brighton Naked Bike Ride Facebook page (become a fan!)
- Brighton Naked Bike Ride Yahoo! group
- WNBR UK Yahoo! group
The following Brighton bike organisations have sponsored our flyers and provided other support:
- Bike For Life: Cycle confidence training
- The Bike's The Business: Bike courier company
- Cranks: DIY bike workshop
- G-Whizz Cycles: Hove second-hand cycle emporium and workshop
We are also supported and endorsed by:
- Green Van Hire: Provided a grass-covered, bio-diesel support van on the 2009 and 2010 rides
- 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
Related interest groups
- Maps of Brighton & Hove: Streetmap.co.uk / ViaMichelin / Google Maps
- Wikipedia: Brighton & Hove
- Wikipedia: Brighton
- Wikipedia: Hove
- Wikipedia: East Sussex