United Kingdom media information
This page contains information for representatives of the press, radio and TV.
For interviews/questions please use individual press contacts listed at the bottom of the page.
As the ride is a fast moving event, we recommend that press "embed" themselves in the ride. We can put you in contact with robust rickshaw pedicabs that can carry you along with the ride (at a modest fee). You won't be required to strip off, and you'll be able to truly experience/film the ride as it happens. Please get in touch.
We welcome all press to attend the World Naked Bike Ride events in the UK, but most rides require that press comply with the ride's local photography policy (see London for an example policy).
We have riders of various backgrounds available for interview before, during and after the ride. There are press contacts for each ride who have lists of interviewable riders.
We have a selection of quotes available for press use. These include quotes related to controversy over planned nudity at the 2007 Brighton ride. Note: the Police eventually allowed nudity at the 2007 event, and this controversy is now over. Click here to view all quotes for the press from WNBR supporters and riders.
Our Press Releases
- Bike Ride Goes The Full Monty - ‘As bare as you dare’ Say Naked Cyclists (07 June 2007)
- Over 1,000 Naked Cyclists Expected in Five UK Cities for World Naked Bike Ride Weekend (17 May 2007)
- Sussex Police Cover-Up At Brighton's First World Naked Bike Ride (5 June 2006)
- Hundreds of cyclists and skaters to join 'World Naked Bike Ride' day in London, Brighton, Manchester and York (30 May 2006)
- World Naked Bike Ride Gets Brighton 'As Bare As You Dare' (19 April 2006)
- 150 naked cyclists to bare all for an oil free future! (2 June 2005)
Photography of the ride is encouraged (but it must comply with the photography policy of the individual ride (for example, see London for their policy). We can supply hi-definition digital photos of previous rides suitable for publication in the press. You can view thumbnails of these images here but you will need to obtain a username and password from one of the press contacts before you can download the high-resolution versions.
Mike King took some of the best photos of previous London rides. Examples of these photos are at here. Phone Mike at 07973 303707.
Further photos are available via the following commercial photo agencies:
Search for the city you wish to find photos for plus "naked" + "bike" + "ride"
Digital Video Available in PAL and NTSC
PAL Digital Video footage of the London 2005 ride is available in the UK from documentary filmmaker Johnny Zapatos (High Altitude Films). Zapatos has a DV tape with highlights from the ride. He can be reached for footage or interview at info [at] highaltitudefilms.tv and 0786 644 6786.
Johnny Zapatos' documentary film can be viewed at You Tube.
NTSC Digital Video footage of the 2005 London ride is available from Keith Roberson in the USA. Examples of footage are available in this downloadable 8 MB Quicktime movie file. All footage is available on miniDV tape in Tallahassee, Florida USA. Contact Keith if you are interested in purchasing footage for broadcast +1 (850) 383 9824 keith [at] art.fsu.edu
Ecological Companies That Support The Ride
- ZERO Couriers - Couriering goods of all kinds by bike (020 7637 4004)
- Bug Bugs - a bike taxi service (020 7620 0500)
- Chariot Bikes - a pedicab services supporting cycling events (020 7207 3435)
- Green Tomato Cars - West end cab service in a hybrid Prius car (0208 748 8881)
For photos from past rides or to schedule interviews with riders, please contact a member of the UK wide WNBR press team:
Jesse Schust (WNBR Press Officer - and for rides in York, Sheffield, Edinburgh)
thedishbench [at] yahoo.com
07814 587361 or from outside the UK call (+44) 7814 587361
Graham Lee (WNBR UK press officer)
glee194584 [at] aol.com
Duncan Blinkhorn (WNBR Brighton ride co-ordinator)
brighton [at] worldnakedbikeride.org
Tel: 07944 152706
Kat Barton (London ride Press Officer 2007)
nakedbikekat [at] yahoo.co.uk
07752 687900 or from outside the UK call (+44) 7752 687900
Meg (Manchester ride co-ordinator)
nakedbk [at] yahoo.co.uk
0789 634 7196 or from outside the UK call (+44) 789 634 7196
Rob (Southampton ride co-ordinator)
southampton [at] bikenaked.org
07900 521782 or from outside the UK call (+44) 7900 521782
Jonathan Zapatos (video available at standard broadcast rate of £350 per minute used - filmed 2005 ride documentary "World Naked Bike Ride")
info [at] highaltitudefilms
0786 644 6786
The London ride is part of London Sustainability Week.