This page suggests many ways you can help to promote the UK rides.
Leaflets printing and distribution
For the 2009 rides, full colour A4 posters have been printed for each ride. If more are needed, PDF versions of them can be downloaded for:
to be printable locally.
Tish has designed a great new leaflet to promote the London Ride. It comes in two versions, a very stylish green-on-black, and an alternative on a white background which requires less ink. We hope to get large quantities of these printed, but for now, feel free to print at home if you have the facilities to do so.
Brighton & Hove
A generic flyer for all the 2007 UK rides has been produced. This has a fabulous Victorian-style cartoon. You can print out 8 small flyers on a double-sided A4 sheet and attach them to bikes you might find parked at railway stations or elsewhere. [Generic flyer] (Adobe Acrobat reader required).
<a href="http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk/"> <img src="http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk/promote/wnbr2007-button-120-90.png" width="120" height="90" alt="Visit the World Naked Bike Ride website (UK page)" border="0" align="top"></a>
Sign up to UK events at Facebook
Facebook is the phenomenon of the year, but it wouldn't be complete without WNBR event listing and groups! If you use Facebook (and who doesn't?), get yourself along there, join, and invite all your friends! Who says naked cyclists and technology can't live together in peace and harmony?
- Brighton Naked Bike Ride event listing
- London Naked Bike Ride – various groups and event listings (needs to be coordinated better!)
- Southampton Naked Bike Ride event listing
Spread the word
Obviously, word of mouth is a great way to circulate info about the event. You can also let people know by e-mailing them. Consider posting to any relevant bike/environment/naturist lists you might be a part of. Also, ask any relevant environmental/bike/naturist websites if they will post info on their events listings pages.
Here are sample standardised messages that you might wish to copy or modify-
Please circulate this as widely as possible - even if you can't make it yourself!
In June 2008 on several days between Friday 6 to Saturday 14 June.....
THE WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE is coming to the UK!
Join me and 1000+ others in a protest against oil dependency and the destructive effects of car culture by cycling round London, Manchester, Brighton, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Sheffield, and Edinburgh - NAKED..... or as “bare as you dare”! (note: full nudity not required)
Celebrate the individuality of our bodies and demonstrate the vunerability of cyclists on our city streets. On the London ride, there will be professional body-painters working for free and the London Bike Touring Company will be offering discounts on bike hire for those of you who don't own bikes.
There are various rides scheduled
FRIDAY (7 June):
6pm in Southampton: Meet on Southampton Common at the corner of Highfield Road and Highfield Avenue on Friday 8th June (6.30pm departure)
SATURDAY (9 June)
11am in Brighton: Meet at The Level, near Union Road on Saturday 10th June (10.30am departure)
4pm in York: Meet at the park (Memorial Gardens) near the station on Friday 8th June (6.00pm departure).
FRIDAY (13 June)
6pm in Manchester: Meet at The Basement, Lever Street on Friday 8th June (7pm departure)
SATURDAY (14 June)
3pm in London: Meet at Hyde Park Corner, north of Achilles statue, on Saturday 9th June (3.30pm departure)
Note: Free body painting will be available from noon in Hyde Park itself (not Wellington Arch) see here for details:
Leaflets can be located and downloaded/printed via the following pages:
If cycling round town scantily-clad isn't your thang, why not support the cause by coming down to cheer us on... leafleting the route as you go.
We need people to:
- distribute leaflets along the route by foot (during the ride)
- distribute pre-ride leaflets
- steward the rides (you can do this with all your clothes on)
- help out on the info stall at the ride assembly point
- body paint (especially female painters)
If you are available to do any of the above, please email uk [at] worldnakedbikeride [dot] org or phone 0781 458 7361
Hope to see you there!
The World Naked Bike Ride collective
Alternatively, here's a shorter text:
June 2008 will bring the fifth annual World Naked Bike Ride!
Protest against oil dependency!
Celebrate the power and individuality of our bodies (and our bikes)!
This June, British cyclists will participate in the fourth annual World Naked Bike Ride! Last year over 1000 rode naked in London and no one was arrested. This year's rides are being planned in London, Brighton, Southampton, Manchester, York, Cardiff, Sheffield, Edinburgh and more!
Come with self-powered wheeled transport, and go as bare as you dare!
See the website for details- www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk
Alternatively, here's a longer text:
Last year more than 1000 people cycled naked around the busiest streets of London and other cities worldwide on a Saturday afternoon in June.
The purpose of their ride was to protest against oil dependency and celebrate the body, underline the vulnerability of cyclists. And of course it was enormous fun! Shoppers were astonished, tourists were baffled, and Police... supportive!
This year the numbers are expected to be even more making it the largest naked protest in British history.
RIDES OCCUR: Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Friday 13th, Saturday 14th JUNE 2008
Find your nearest ride here:
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Get WNBR flags
While stocks last, you can buy a colourful, hand-painted WNBR flag through our web site.