From World Naked Bike Ride
Jump to: navigation, search

Home > List of rides > UK > Edinburgh - Google this ride!

Northern English rides: York, Newcastle Gateshead, Manchester, and Scarborough.

The Edinburgh WNBR is part of UK Bike Week 2016.

Bike Week 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: Saturday 10 June 2017
Time: 2pm
Location: Middle Meadow Walk, Meadows, Edinburgh

Ride information

Dress Code: "Is Nudity mandatory?"

It's not such a silly question when you think about the name of the event but No, nudity is not mandatory.

The official dress code is that genitalia should be covered, to avoid scaring horses, after that, go wild.

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


Although there has been a lot of media attention on the legality of nudity on these rides it really is something of a non-issue. For the record, anyone who attempts to ride completely nude will be asked to cover their genitals by the police.

This is an organised event, and there will likely be a police presence. The Police were fantastic and friendly in previous years and this event would like to continue having an amicable relationship.

The clothing options are pretty simple: Bare-as-you-Dare (except for genitals as mentioned above)

Now on to the fun stuff: Decoration!


Now we know where the limits are (ie. the absolute bare minimum) lets have fun with it. Last year people were plastering each other with body paint and comedy G-strings. We work best when we are forced to improvise, so improvise your hearts out.

We will do our best to provide some screens to get changed behind, but we guarantee nothing. Why not have a 'painting-party' beforehand, and really go to town?

Best of all, take some inspiration from other rides around the world, many of which manage to post pictures that are totally work-safe due to the sheer weight of ornamentation!


Edinburgh prefers riders rather than photographers. Rider-photographers are OK but we will probably be using the London photography policy unless posted otherwise. That means if your photography behaviour is unwelcome, you'll be required to leave.


Middle Meadow Walk is a long tree lined avenue through the Meadows Park. At the north end of the Walk is Teviot Place and at the south end is Argyle Place. Here is a link to the map and here is a map of the Meadows. Here is an excellent photograph that shows what Middle Meadows Walk looks like.

Publicise the ride

Please share or Facebook event or retweet us @wnbredinburgh

Get involved

If you want to get more actively involved in the ride, join our group



Saturday 11 June 2011

In spite of temperatures of less than ten degrees and continuous rain, 10 people were still game enough to make the ride wearing only bodypaint and some scraps of lycra. The ride started at approx 4:30pm, half an hour late due to a last minute storage issue.


Saturday 12 June 2010

Our WNBR started at 3pm with about 20 to 30 participants - check pictures below


Saturday 13 June 2009

Ride report:


Sunday 29 June 2008

Ride report:


A partially-clothed WNBR took place in Edinburgh on 12 June 2004 and it had more participants than the London ride on the same day. At least one rider participated in both rides!







Media coverage







See also United Kingdom page

Discussion group/s

  • WNBR UK Yahoo! group for Announcements and discussion of all UK rides.

See also United Kingdom page

Location information