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The Edinburgh WNBR is part of UK Bike Week 2016.

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Next ride

Date: Saturday, 8th of June 2019 TBC
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.

For the first time in Edinburgh, a change in the application of the law means nudity will be possible. Edinburgh should no longer be the only clothed WNBR on the planet!

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

Legality

We are assured by the fiscals office, and the police that simply being naked is not illegal. See the british Naturism advice at [1] Bring something to cover up, as this is the first time a naked WNBR has been possible in Edinburgh. Don't do anything to harass, alarm or distress people, and nothing you wouldn't do clothed. Play nice.

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. Decoration! Bring an emergency cover up!

Now on to the fun stuff: Decoration!

Decoration

Lets have fun with it. In previous years people were plastering each other with body paint and wearing 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!

Photography

Edinburgh prefers riders rather than photographers. Rider-photographers are OK but we will probably be using the London photography policy [2] unless posted otherwise. It contains some good advice for both riders and Photographers. Riders should note that when EWNBR started, most photographers were at the start. On the route it was mostly random tourists. Now everyone has a phone or tablet with a camera. If you are worried about appearing online, possibly a hat or wig, some fancy dress, and a pair of dark sunglasses may reduce the chance of being recognised. If you do take pictures, there is a flickr group at [3] any photos that publicise our cause are good, but play nice and if someone indicates that they are unwilling to be photographed, please respect that. There will be a "No photography zone." for changing/body painting behind a screen.

Directions

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 map Here is an excellent photograph that shows what Middle Meadows Walk looks like.

Publicise the ride

Please share our Facebook event [4] or retweet us @wnbredinburgh

Get involved

If you want to get more actively involved in the ride, join our group There's a call for volunteers to help organise it. Volunteer!

History

2011

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.

2010

Saturday 12 June 2010

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

2009

Saturday 13 June 2009

Ride report:

2008

Sunday 29 June 2008

Ride report:

2004

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!

Photos

2011

2010

2008

Videos

2011

Media coverage

2011


2010

2008

2004

Links

Websites

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

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