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Brighton Naked Bike Ride postcard


London and Brighton Naked Bike Ride 2011

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 tenth World Naked Bike Ride will probably take place on Sunday 14 June 2015 (date to be confirmed). Up to 1,000 riders have taken part in previous peak years (2014 and 2010). Many more are expected in 2015. 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.


Bike Week, 14-22 June 2014


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 14 June 2015 – date to be confirmed (Countdown!)
Time: 12 noon
Location: The Level, Union Road, Brighton, BN2 3FX (NB: return to pre-2012 start location)


Ride details

Schedule

  • 12 noon: Bike/body decoration, lunch, entertainment
  • 1pm: Assembly
  • 1.30pm: Ride starts
  • 3.30pm/4pm (approx): Ride finishes with sea swim and beach picnic.

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

Route

2014 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 out of town, please try to use sustainable transport to get to the start of the ride (eg: train, bus, car share, bio-diesel or electric vehicle). Please note that most buses don't take bikes (apart from 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 Sports Co
    Classic cruiser bikes for adults and children. Stall on Madeira Drive, near the naturist beach.
    Tel: Mark 07917 753794
  • M's Cycle Hire
    Bikes delivered to hirers. Please call to arrange at least 4 days in advance
    Tel: Maria 07852 986165 / John 07852 986163
  • Planet/Sunrise Cycles
    (next to West Pier), Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FL
    Tel: 01273 748881

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

Publicity

Photo and design by Nick Sayers

Flyers

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

  • A8 mini flyers (business card size)
    Attach to bikes, hand out as business cards
  • A6 flyers (postcard size)
    Leave in shops (esp. bike shops!), cafés, noticeboards 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 or find out more. We meet at least once a month in the run-up to the ride, from January to June.

Planning meeting #3: Tue 29 Apr 2014, 7.30pm
The Blue Man, 8 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA

Post-ride events

Post ride beach picnic

Sun 8 June 2014, approx 3.30pm/4m (after the Brighton ride)
Black Rock naturist beach, Kemp Town, Brighton

There will be a swim and beach picnic at the end of the Brighton ride.
Please bring food and drink to share.

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

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:

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:

  • 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

Listings

See: Brighton & Hove listings

Related rides

Related interest groups

See the Related Interest Groups section of the Brighton Naked Bike Ride Yahoo! group. Please add links here to sites that you think are appropriate.

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