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Brighton Naked Bike Ride postcard
London and Brighton Naked Bike Ride 2011

Join us for a naked lunch, a seaside bike ride in the buff, a paddle in the sea and a naturist beach picnic!

Every year since 2006, Brighton has joined World Naked Bike Rides around the world to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture.

Brighton's World Naked Bike Ride will take place in June 2016 (date to be confirmed). This will be our eleventh ride, and our tenth anniversary. Up to 1,000 riders have taken part in previous peak years (2014 and 2010). Many more are expected in 2016. As of the 2007 ride, following negotiations with Sussex Police, full nudity is permitted at the event.

The event is one of several UK and worldwide rides happening around the same time, including nearby Portsmouth, Southampton and London. It is scheduled to allow people to take part in other rides as well, if they like.

The ride forms part of national Bike Week.

Please join our email list for occasional updates on the ride and related events.

Bike Week, 13-21 June 2015

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: Sunday 12 June 2016 – Date to be confirmed (Countdown!)
Time: 12 noon
Location: The Level, Union Road, Brighton, BN2 3FX (NB: return to pre-2012 start location)

Ride details


  • 9/10am: Organisers setting up – any help very appreciated!
  • 12 noon: Bike/body decoration, lunch, entertainment
  • 1pm: Assembly
  • 1.30pm: Ride starts
  • 2-2.30pm (approx): First rest stop at Hove Lawns
  • 3-3.30pm (approx): Second rest stop at Old Steine fountain
  • 4-4.30pm (approx): Ride finishes with sea swim and beach picnic

Food and drink

Please make sure you're well-fed at the start of the ride. If necessary, bring lunch to eat before we start, plus snacks and water for the ride.

Bike and body decoration

Please bring decorations and body paint. To celebrate 2015 being our 10th annual ride, we would like to have a lot more body painting. If you are a body painter please get in touch.


2015 draft route map showing start, end and rest points

The route goes via central Brighton and Hove, past a number of local attractions (Brighton Pier, The Royal Pavilion, the seafront etc), before finishing at Black Rock naturist beach where we can have a post-ride swim and picnic.


Check local weather at the following sites:

Getting there

If you live out of town, please try to use sustainable transport to get to the start of the ride (eg: train, bus, car share, bio-diesel or electric vehicle). Please note that most buses don't take bikes (apart from folding bikes). You can check various options at:

Bike hire

If you haven't got a bike, the following shops are offering 10% discounts on the day of the event to people who quote 'Brighton Naked Bike Ride':

  • Brighton Sports Co
    Brighton Beach Bikes, 250E Kings Road Arches, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NB (west side of Brighton Pier)
    Tel: Mark 07917 753794
  • Cycle Brighton
    86 Ethel Street, Hove, BN3 3LL (bikes can be delivered to the Level – please ask)
    Tel: 01273 567733
  • Cyclelife Brighton
    35 Marina Square Waterfront, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton BN2 5WA
    Tel: 01273 625060 / Email:

The following company also hires out Dutch bikes, including tandems and child-carrying bikes, and is located next to Brighton train station:

Pre-ride events

Planning meet-ups

Please come along if you'd like to get involved in any way or want to find out more, anyone is welcome. We meet at least once a month in the run-up to the ride, from January to June.

In particular, we are keen to find people willing to assist with:

  • Setting up and packing away equipment at The Level on the ride day (gazebos, signage, fencing etc). Preferably non-riders, as the packing away must be carried out after the ride sets off.
  • Body painting. Skilled body painters sought, an indoor location may be available.
  • Organising pre-ride fundraising or after ride social events.
  • Marshalling during the ride: Helping to keep riders together and safe, and providing assistance if necessary.
  • Stewarding before the ride: Collecting donations, handing out flyers and dealing with intrusive photographers.
  • Bike mechanics to assist riders with bike repairs and maintenance before the ride and at the rest stops.

Get involved!

Ride on the day

Please show your support for this event and its message by riding "as bare as you dare" on the day. For more information on what to bring etc, visit the Joining a ride page.

Spread the word

The more people know about the ride, the more will come. The more people come and ride, the more successful the event will be, and the safer riders will feel.

Help organise and promote this ride

To really make this ride happen, please get involved in organising and promoting the ride. See the Brighton & Hove planning notes for more information on jobs required.

Suggested charities

The Brighton Naked Bike Ride is an environmental and road safety protest, not a charity event. However, if you'd like to raise money for charity through sponsoring your ride, please consider supporting the following relevant organisations:

Media coverage, Photos, Video, History

See media coverage, photos, video and history pages.


More information on the Brighton & Hove ride is available at:


Discussion group/s


The following Brighton bike organisations have sponsored our flyers and provided other support:

We are also supported and endorsed by:

  • Magpie Recycling: Brighton recycling cooperative who have provided their bio-diesel flatbed truck as a support vehicle since the 2010 ride
  • Press Dispensary: Press agency that have produced and distributed our press releases


See: Brighton & Hove listings

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Location information