Date: 19 July 2014
Time: Assemble 1pm, Ride departs 2pm
The ride will assemble at ***
Dress Code: "Is Nudity mandatory?"
Come as bare as you dare. Nudity makes a great statement, and many of us will be completely naked, but if you're more comfortable in a little clothing, that's fine too. In previous years, riders have worn shorts, bras, swimwear, body paint, wigs, sunglasses etc. Most wear footwear and bring bags to carry clothes. Body painting and adornment, customised bikes and other creative expression are all strongly encouraged.
See also the United Kingdom FAQ for more information on this topic
The following items are not permitted in the town center only on roads or on the footpaths.
- No Bells or Horns apart from bicycle Bells & Horns may be used.
- No Loud whistles of any kind may be used in the town center.
- No Loud music untill the ride has past the cinema. This is because part of the route gose past the towns hospital.
- No unicycles.
- No skateboard.
- No roller blades.
- No roller skates.
- No scooters.
Bicycles ONLY may be used on this ride as local town laws forbid the use of the above items in the town center only.
An easy, flat route taking in a 10 mile tour of the town. Full details here.
Clacton World Naked Bike Ride
Notice to participants from Clacton Police
As advertised on the Web site this is about worldwide environmental protest against the destructive elements of car culture and a celebration of the bicycle and the body.
It is not about promoting ‘Naturism’ and as such is being allowed to proceed over the right to protest.
Please familiarise yourself with the attached legislation which will be positively enforced by the police if necessary particularly sect 66
Section 66 Sexual Offences Act A person commits an offence if- (a) He intentionally exposes his genitals, and (b) he intends that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress
There is other legislation but this is the most important one.
Please be aware that if any item of clothing is worn by a person other than socks, shoes, hats and gloves then either the female or male genitalia must be covered.
If this is not the case then the police will in effect take it that you are deliberately trying to draw attention to your genitalia thus having the intention to cause harassment alarm or distress to onlookers.
It must be stressed that any adornment on the body deliberately worn to draw attention to either the male or female genitalia will also be treated the same.
No person under the age of 18 are allowed to participate – Naked or otherwise Local regulations
We would ask that you be considerate and respectful to both the local and tourist population as Clacton is promoted as family orientated seaside resort.
Please remember that not everyone will be of the same thought as yourselves and many may find your actions distasteful and insulting.
The aim of the police
To ensure the safety of the public, event participants and police personnel.
To minimise the disruption to other road users.
To ensure the participants act within the spirit of the event.
Poster and Flyers
20 July 2013
This was Clacton's first WNBR ride, but not the first naked one. [Editor's note: Please explain?]
For the first Clacton WNBR we had 36 take part.
- Huffington Post, 29 Jul 2013: "Naked Events Harming Clactons Family Seaside Image Councillor Peter Halliday"
- Road.cc, 27 Jul 2013: "World naked bike ride proves too much for clacton on sea"
- EADT24, 26 Jul 2013: "Clacton Fears Naked Cyclists Will Spoil Resorts Family Friendly Reputation"
- The Telegraph, 26 Jul 2013: "Council asks police to help stop nakedness in seaside town"
- Daily Mail, 26 Jul 2013: "Killjoy Clacton Council tries ban naked events beaches"
- Daily Gazette, 25 Jul 2013: "Cover up in our district Daily Gazette)"
- Clacton Gazette, 25 Jul 2013: "Bare bike ride could be bigger next year)"
- Essex County Standard, 25 Jul 2013: "Cover up in our district"
- Clacton Naked Bike Ride bulletin board
- WNBR UK (This page has FAQ info and links to the other UK rides)
- Clacton World Naked Bike Ride Blog
- Clacton World Naked Bike Ride Facebook Page
See also United Kingdom page
- WNBR UK Yahoo! group for Announcements and discussion of all UK rides.
See also United Kingdom page