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Join us for a naked lunch, a seaside bike ride in the buff, a paddle in the sea and a naturist beach picnic!

Brighton's seventh World Naked Bike Ride will probably take place on Sunday 10 June 2012 (date to be confirmed). Rain and wind meant a lower turnout in 2011, but we still managed 300 riders. 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 2012. As of the 2007 ride, following negotiations with Sussex Police, full nudity is permitted at the event.

The event will form the finale to a weekend of UK and worldwide rides, including nearby Portsmouth, Southampton and London the two days before, which will allow people to take part in four southern rides.

The ride forms part of local and national Bike Week. It also celebrates Brighton's status as a Cycle Demonstration Town.

If you're interested in riding or getting involved, please join our Yahoo! discussion group. You can also sign up to our event listings at Facebook and Upcoming.

Team Green Britain Bike Week, 18-26 June 2011

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.

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Next ride

Date: Sunday 10 June 2012 (TBC)
Time: 12 noon (TBC)
Location: The Level, Brighton, BN2 3FX (TBC)

Ride details


  • 12 noon: Bike/body decoration and lunch
    Live music by The Iron Boot Scrapers
  • 1pm: Assembly
  • 1.30pm: Ride starts
  • 3.30pm/4pm (approx): Ride finishes with sea swim and beach picnic
    Live music by Karma

Food and drink

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

Bike and body decoration

Please bring decorations and body paint


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.


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':

  • 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


If you're taking part in the ride, and need somewhere to stay in Brighton for the weekend of the event, £10 discounts are available at the Ambassador Hotel. Just make an online booking, enter the voucher code NAKEDBIKE11, and you'll get £10 off any booking between 10-13 June 2011. The hotel's blog also has information on what's happening in the city.


2012 flyers and posters available in the new year...

Pre-ride events

Planning meetings

Planning meetings to discuss this ride will take place at least once a month in the months leading up to the ride, starting in January. Please come along if you'd like to get involved!

For further information, see Upcoming

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.

Media coverage, Photos, Video, History

See media coverage, photos, video and history pages.


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:


Discussion group/s


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 ride (and plan to do so again in 2010)
  • Magpie Recycling: Brighton recycling cooperative who will be providing their bio-diesel flatbed truck for the 2010 ride
  • Press Dispensary: Press agency that produced and distributed our press releases
  • Vinylla: Brighton fetish club night


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.

Location information