When the sun’s out it’s easy to think the summer is all about the return of the Grand Tours and Sunday rides out to the country.
London being London, it offers so much more for the discerning cyclist. 2018 marks the 15th annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR). It’s an event where some Baroudeur members have been involved in over a decade and brings together the passion and concerns of the world in one big fun event.
The next WNBR will be this Saturday 9th June 2018. The WNBR sums it up nicely: ‘It’s worthy, it’s free, it’s fun, it’s legal and it’s making the world a better place for everyone.’
The planned event will start at 6 London landmarks from: Tower Hill, Regents Park, West Norwood, Hyde Park, Clapham Junction, and Kew Bridge. Giving people the chance to jump on and off where they like and enjoy as little or as much of the ride as possible.
The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists and is a protest against car culture. WNBR is a worldwide campaign with a number of linked themes.
Its objectives are to:
- protest against the global dependency on oil
- curb car culture
- obtain real rights for cyclists
- demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets
- celebrate body freedom (creative body painting is also a great idea)
The 6 meeting points are outlined above.
Hope to see you there!
London Nocturne 2018
Previously brought to the city under different guises, cycling in the city returns with Mr. Porter.
Having had your cycling fill on the sunny WNBR, the afternoon and evening partying kicks off at Cheapside, London.
Video by FACE cycling
Like the WNBR, the Nocturne brings together all the cycling genres, from Brompton folding-bikes, penny-farthings, steel classics, and the modern crit race. The Nocturne opens at 2pm, with events running all the way up till 10pm. Giving everyone a chance to cheer the racing, feast, and still get home in time for the club ride the next morning.
Find out more – The Baroudeurs at the Nocturne.