World Naked Bike Ride
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We plan to ride on
JULY 31st 2021
Due to covid restrictions we have pushed the ride back a month from June 26th to July 31, 2021.
We are also planning for another Bare Beach Litter Pick & walk on Aug 1st the day after the ride
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Hi all and welcome,
The 7th annual Folkestone WNBR
meet at the normal time of 1pm ride at 2pm
Planned start Location:
Meet on the Green at Shearway Rd CT194RH,
there will be body painting & live music,
Rest point 30-45 minutes on the Leas at the end of Earls Ave.
Ending at the lower Leas beach with a skinny dip & swim with live music & an ice cream van.
Please note the route is subject to change even on the day if needs be,
also note because of the layout of Folkestone the Start and Finnish will NOT be at the same point
the route is all planned out on the flat with only 1 hill to go down close to the end,
it's not a race & we cycle at a comfortable pace.
Do NOT leave your clothes at the start point & do NOT give them to someone else to look after
take & keep them with you.
NO need to signup or register for the ride, just join in on the day.
very close to the start area.
Under 16's must be accompanied by a parent/guardian & remain clothed for their own safety.
"Please note - ALL participants will be riding bikes. No skaters, No runners, Bikes only!"
and NO face masks are to be worn.
NO Hoverboards as they are illegal to ride in public!
No pets on the ride.
Each year we will aim to plant a tree at the Folkestone WNBR.
Map of cycle stores in Folkestone
Protesting against fossil fuels
Campaigning to curb car culture
Promoting green energy
Supporting sustainable transport
Making UK cycling safer for all
Celebrating our bikes and bodies
In a great carnival atmosphere
Ride As Bare As You Dare!
or in Body paint or Fancy Dress
that matches the rides causes
Eliminate All Dependency on Fossil Fuels for A cleaner greener environment
and make roads SAFER for cyclists
War and pollution are disgusting NOT the bodies we live in.
MOTORISTS STOP killing cyclists, you don't notice/see cyclists on the roads when they have clothes or high viz on but you do if we get our kit off. Why is that??? how about notice us with clothes on as well.
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an annual demonstration that draws attention to the absurdity of oil & gas dependency and celebrates the potential of cycling and the human body. The overuse of the planet's vanishing oil reserves causes pollution, global warming and leads to war, inequality and injustice. Many politicians want to subsidise the car industry and build more runways. They call such follies progress but this is progress towards disaster.
WNBR is an international movement, with rides taking place in over forty locations in the UK and around the world. Riding naked emphasises the vulnerability of cyclists on the road, at the same time as celebrating humanity in the face of mechanisation. If it seems a little crazy, think about the total madness of car culture and its inevitable results.
if you're worried about going nude on the day don't panic as it's fully clothing-optional bare as you dare, Full and partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory and if the route is too long for you, you can pull out at one of the rest points.
Drivers don't notice us with clothes on
but they do when we are nude.
Don't just watch the fun ride come and join in.
Zoom in & Click on the map lines & logos below for their info
or click here for a list of the route, Text route listed.