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Join us on Friday 12 June 2015 for Manchester's 9th annual ride!

The best Northern exposure of the year!

A ride to promote safer cycling and body acceptance in Manchester.

Welcome to the Manchester Naked Bike Ride official web pages.

Please join us or help with this year's ride (2015). Check out our offical Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/58636878044/ For all info about this year's ride join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552548238339833/


The weather can be temperamental, but keep your fingers crossed it looks OK BBC weather


Some photos to help you decide. http://www.flickr.com/groups/753338@N24/

Questions? Contact the administrators on the Facebook page.


The Manchester WNBR is part of Team Green Britain Bike Week (13-20 June 2014).

Team Green Britain Bike Week, 18-26 June 2011


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: Fri 12th June 2015
Time: 6pm for 7pm
Location: All Saints Park, Cavendish St (off Oxford Road near MMU) M15 6BH.

Ride details

Duration

The ride will probably take about an hour. Meet at 5.30pm and set off at 7pm or just after.

We will be having some professional body painters who have been provided by Edinburgh Bicycles Who will be painting people from about 5:30.

They have a shop just down the road for any last minute spares you may need. A few people have also offered to bring some paints that's cool too!

Coffee Cranks will be providing Tea and Coffee (not free unfortunately, but well worth paying for from their bicycle coffee stand Coffee Cranks

Dress code

Police have OK'd the ride, so be ready to ride as bare as you dare. If you want to go for some kind of costume really go to town, colourful and eye-catching. Be imaginative and creative. It's a lot of fun, the people of Manchester loved us last 5 years.

Photography

Manchester prefers riders rather than photographers. If you want to photograph people before or after the ride ASK THEM. If they say no then don't, if they say yes go ahead. Simples!

We also have a semi official photographer who will be using some of his pics for the press. He will make sure that he has your full approval before taking any photos. He has been provided by Edinburgh Cycles, so if you want to get painted by their body painters you may be asked to have you photo taken

Directions

All Saints Park is on the Western Side of Oxford Rd (A34) between the Mancunian Way overpass and Cavendish Street (the next traffic lights as you head south). Enter from Oxford Road or Cavendish Street [1]

Bike Hire

If you don't have a bike or can't bring your bike there are still plenty of options available

Publicise the ride

Please help get the word out about this ride. Circulate leaflets. These may be available for collection from a central Manchester location (TBC) or get in touch with xxxx (details above). We'll put a downloadable version here shortly.

Poster

We now have a fantastic poster and flyers! Please feel free to download and print off as many as you want and share with friends, family and workmates. Distribute freely and spread the word.

Coffee Cranks are also selling some T shirts with the lovely poster design on £16 all profits go back into helping organise the ride WNBR T Shirt

Get involved

If you want to get more actively involved in the ride, please join the Facebook group, WNBR Manchester or the event page-

Our Facebook group The 2015 event

If you don't want to be naked you are more than welcome to come along, either as a participant or to help out as a Marshall.

Ride reports

2015

WNBR 2015 Taking over the organisation from Sean, we had 3 new organisers who all did a brilliant job. A fantastic promotional poster and flyers. We had body painting provided by Edinburgh Cycles and coffee provided by Coffee Cranks. With the weathyer going from heavy rain on Monday morning to sunshine on Thursday in the end we seemed to get the hottest day of the year if not the sunniest. The route was very different to previous years due to the number of road works in the city centre. We hit Deansgate, the Northern Quarter and Canal Street. We even had some Christians who were telling us pride comes before a fall, luckily I don't think anyone was too prideful. As ever Manchester loved us and a lot of people I spoke to read about it in Tuesday's MEN and decided to join in.

2014

Over 200 people took part his year making it the biggest yet! The weather was fantastic. A good range of people attending, proving that it is an event for all body types. Lots of colourful wigs and masks. I think we had one unfortunate roller blader who lost a wheel but managed to catch up with us! The route was a good length and all the people cheered us on. It was Sean Fitton's last year as organiser, something which will be missed.

2013

Rain, Rain, Rain! This is England. We take our chances and know that even in June it can feel like February. God seems to like WNBR Manchester though, as he stopped the rain long enough so we could complete the ride without our body paint streaking! In a change to the route we visited Pop Up Bikes and ventured onto Cheetham Hill Road. With a bit of a climb Coffee Cranks almost needed a push to the top of a steep bit of road. Prize for best Un dressed person goes to Mr Bunny Gimp mask who bounced us all the way to the end.

2010

It keeps getting better and better, and 2010 was the best year yet. Not only did we have 100 naked cyclists, we even had a unicyclist and a rollerblader! Special thanks go to our volunteer marshals and Greater Manchester Police, who looked after us and escorted us beautifully. We even got a report in the MEN [2]

2009

The weather was perfect, the riders were exceptional and the starting point was lovely. We rode in joy and fun and lots of noise for almost the whole route and the crowds loved us. It all went a bit pear-shaped on Portland Street when some well-intentioned but sadly ill-informed constabulary stopped the ride and tried to make us get dressed. We undressed around the corner anyway, and we did get a lot of wonderful media coverage. The police later apologised in writing as the ride had been OK'd by them previously. They agreed to accompany the Ride in future as they do at Naked Rides in other cities, so there will be no problems next year.”

2008

Well ....despite pretty nipply weather that gave some of us the willies, we still managed to have a great night cycling naked around our lovely city. Thankfully it didn't rain.

We've had lots of attention from the press again with a great report from Granada http://www.itvlocal.com/granada/news/?player=GRA_News_15&void=201440 Look out for an article in Manchester evening news and a couple of other local papers, plus lots of radio coverage. It was great to have people travel all the way from Liverpool, Bolton, Blackburn and of course the riders from the York ride, we even had a runner who had come all the way from Belgium!

From applause on Canal Street, to teenagers running in excited fear, I think we all deserve a city wide cheer. Well done to all those who took part, it was a great atmosphere and I'm happy to say on final count we estimated there were about 80+ of us.

2007

Well the 2007 World Naked Bike Ride in Manchester was amazing! We had 55 brave riders join us for another hot evening cycling the streets of Manchester. The crowds cheered and photographed us and even posted videos on you tube for all to admire. We attracted a lot of interest with radio stations, the BBC, Granada, Channel M, Manchester Evening News and a nudist publication, not to mention all sorts of indie-media.

We saw the sights passing through the infamous Canal Street, our favourite and most popular hot spot! Waved our flags to the BBC, freewheeled along Oxford road to cheers of delight at Kro Bar, then down to Deansgate Locks for some celebrity support at the 'posh bars', along Deansgate past many a shocked and admiring face, tooting cars all the way, then up to the Town Hall for a moment of cobbled wobbles when we crossed Albert Square, with the breeze on our backs (among other things!) we were free to ride, with police by our side. Ringing our bells through Piccadilly Gardens, we finished with a standing ovation, before returning to our original location. We wished we could stay all naked and free, hoped that onlookers were able to see, our messages painted on backs and on bums, our hearts were still beating like happy green drums!

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  • [Coming Soon!!!Mike Neal Manchester Naked Cycle 2015: Cycle Cam, part 3]

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Website/s

  • Manchester This page (official site)
  • WNBR United Kingdom (This page has FAQ info and links to the other UK rides)
  • I BIKE MCR - An amazing annual cycling festival and diverse events and rides in Manchester throughout the year. I Bike MCR seeks to promote cycling as a form of transport and as something fun.

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