All posts tagged: WNBR

WNBR Manchester report – guest contributor John Harding

Three weeks ago I did something that I had been wanting to do for years; I took part in a World Naked Bike Ride. Previous years had fallen on family occasions or work commitments and I had been unable to attend the nearest ride, in Manchester, which is around 20 miles from my countryside home. This year, I was working in London on the Friday and spent an additional day in the capital city so I could attend my first WNBR on Saturday 11th June. My journey started at my parents’ house at the end of the Underground network, and a mere mile ride down to the local station. There are strict rules on London trains where cyclists can take bicycles, and my journey ended an hour later at Baker Street which is where I had to depart. The London WNBR has six different start points; those starting at Regents Park, Hyde Park and Kings Cross ride through London to Piccadilly Circus where all three groups converge. A bit further on, the cyclists from Tower …

World Naked Bike Ride: Montreal 2016 – The Naturist Page

The world naked bike ride day time went off pretty well this year. As I stepped down as the co-organizer ‘for now’ due to being a little too busy in my life, Daniel did organize this ride very well. With around 30 people this year, I was hoping for more people and a better gender balance. Out of the 30 there were only 3 females this year. I’m really not sure why — except the fact maybe they are shy with all the media and the cameras. […] continue reading: World Naked Bike Ride: Montreal 2016 (Daytime) — The Naturist Page

wnbr colchester a success

The organiser of a naked bike ride in Colchester on Saturday has said the event was well received by the people participants met on the journey. The ride was held as a protest highlighting the dependency on oil, the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and to promote the idea of positive body image. The World Naked Bike Ride event took in a large section of the town, passing near Colchester and Colchester Town railway stations, Castle Park and the River Colne. Robert Brown from the event said it had gone off without incident. Read full article: East Anglian Daily Times

LA World Naked Bike Ride 2016 from YNA 

World Naked Bike Ride Streaks Through Los Angeles To Applause On June 11, naturists and nudists from the Los Angeles area and beyond participated in the local installment of World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), the annual event held every June in over 100 cities across the globe. Participants celebrated bike culture, advocating for “alternative transportation and a cleaner, safer, body-positive world.” An estimated 450 riders gathered near Chinatown, at a location not emailed to the participants until the day before the event to prevent gawkers and unwanted photographers. The organizers also invited body painters, a bike rental company, and several food wagons to the gathering spot. The ride was the largest ever for Los Angeles, beating last year’s totals by about 50 riders. read more – Source: Young Naturists of America

before joining a Naked bike ride

7 Things to Know Before Joining a Naked Bike Ride “They’re nude, not lewd—and they just might save the world. Here’s some advice for navigating your first clothing-optional cycling event.” –Elspeth Huyett Saving the planet, promoting a healthy body image, being self sufficient—all are worthy goals that many organizations share. Many such groups raise money and host events to spread their message. Some also ride naked. World Naked Bike Rides take place in 20 countries and 70 cities each year. Groups of as many as 8,000-plus nude or scantily clad cyclists pedal together to promote reduced oil dependency, local action, body confidence, and more. Think of them as racier versions of Critical Mass. Like any group ride, there’s etiquette involved. These seven tips will put you on the path to a successful ride. It could be the most fun you’ve ever had naked. read more – Source: Active 

The World Naked Bike Ride is back in Manchester and is celebrating its tenth anniversary

Hundreds of cyclists set to strip off for naked bike ride Hundreds of cyclists are again set to strip off and pedal through the streets of Manchester . The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) has become a regular feature in the city’s social calendar and is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary. And organisers say they will again ditch their clothes for the special event aimed at raising awareness of the danger of cycling and the ‘car centric culture’ in the city. Last year more than 300 people took part in the event, part of the North West Velo festival. Scheduled for Friday, June 10, this year’s ride will again begin at All Saints on Oxford Road. The route will then take the naked riders right through Manchester city centre passing key landmarks such as Albert Square, the Northern Quarter and Canal Street, before finishing back at Oxford Road. read more – Source: Manchester Evening News

naked bike ride returns to Bristol UK

Bristol backs World Naked Bike Ride as “harmless fun” Bristolians will once again be stripping off and getting on their bikes as part of the World Naked Bike Ride. This year’s event will be taking place on Saturday, June 4 from The Full Moon pub in Stokes Croft at 11am. Cyclists baring all will leave the pub at noon for a seven mile cycle around the city and anyone is invited to come along and join in the event Read more – Source: Bristol Post 

controversy surrounding Brisbane WNBR

World Naked Bike Ride in Golden Bay draws nude protesters This year’s organiser was controversial naturist from Lower Hutt Nick Lowe who is well-known for cycling around the country wearing nothing but a g-string. In 2009, a woman motorist complained after seeing him cycling naked in Upper Hutt on World Nude Bike Day. He was charged and convicted with disorderly behaviour for riding in the buff, but appealed it as far as the High Court, where he won. Source: Nelson Mail

Final annual nude bike ride in Melbourne

Cyclists strip off for Melbourne’s final nude bike ride Wearing helmets and very little else, about 200 cyclists stripped off for the final annual nude bike ride in Melbourne on Sunday. Clothing was optional and participants were encouraged to ride “as bare as they dare” throughout the 15-kilometre route around Albert Park and St Kilda. The World Naked Bike Ride event, which has been running for several years in Melbourne and abroad, was touted as both a “party on wheels” and the “biggest naked protest in the world”. Read more