Brighton & Hove
Join us for a naked "protestival" ride through the City — followed by a refreshing sea swim and beachfront after-party!
Every year since 2006 (except 2020, due to Covid), 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 on Sunday 11 June 2023. Up to 1,000 riders have taken part in previous peak years. Full nudity is permitted at the event, in cooperation with Sussex Police.
The ride has in the past been part of national Bike Week.
Please join our email list for occasional updates on the ride and related events.
Advice for participants – Read how to get the most out of the ride!
Schedule - Please Note later times this year
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. We'd like to have a lot more body painting. If you are a body painter please get in touch.
The route goes via central Brighton and Hove, past a number of local attractions (i360, Brighton Pier, Royal Pavilion, seafront etc), before finishing at Black Rock naturist beach where we can have a post-ride party, swim and picnic.
Check local weather at the following sites:
If you live outside Brighton, please try to use sustainable transport to get to and from the ride (eg: by train, bus, car share, bio-diesel or electric vehicle). Please note that most buses don't take bikes and there are some restrictions on trains (except folding bikes). You can check various options at:
If you haven't got a bike, the following shops offer hire facilities:
You can also sign up to the Beryl e-bikes scheme, and hire an electric bike for 15p per minute:
Discounts have traditionally been available at the Ambassador Hotel.
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.
Next meeting date/s: See Facebook
In particular, we are keen to find people willing to assist with:
- Setting up and packing away equipment at Preston Park 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 stop.
Post ride beach picnic
Sun 11 June 2023, approx 3.30pm/4pm (after the Brighton ride)
Black Rock naturist beach, Kemp Town, Brighton
There will be a swim and beach picnic at the end of the Brighton ride.
Please bring towels, plus food and drink to share.
Ride on the day
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
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:
- Cyclists’ Defence Fund
- Friends Of The Earth
- Jo Walters Trust
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
Media coverage, Photos, Video, History
More information on the Brighton & Hove ride is available at:
- Brighton Naked Bike Ride – shortcut to this page
- Brighton Naked Bike Ride Facebook group (join us!)
- Brighton Naked Bike Ride Facebook page (become a fan!)
The following Brighton bike organisations have sponsored our flyers and provided other support:
- The Bike's The Business: Bike courier company
- Cranks: DIY bike workshop
- G-Whizz Cycles: Hove second-hand cycle emporium and workshop
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
- Maps of Brighton & Hove: Streetmap.co.uk / ViaMichelin / Google Maps
- Wikipedia: Brighton & Hove
- Wikipedia: Brighton
- Wikipedia: Hove
- Wikipedia: East Sussex