The World Naked Bike Ride has become an established event in Brighton. First begun in 2006, it continues to be well supported. It assembles at the Level (most years) and winds its way around the city centre before finishing at the Naturist Beach for a party and skinny dip.
Not surprisingly, given the "dress code" for the event, turnout is affected by the weather on the day. The biggest turnout so far was in 2010 when almost a 1,000 cyclists took part. 2011 and 2012 were hit by bad weather. The heavy rain and cold winds in 2012 reduced the turnout.
Also, in 2012, in keeping with the Olympic spirit of the year, some sports events were held in Preston Park - where the event started from - before the start of the ride.
The Naturist Beach is located at the far eastern end of Madeira Drive at Blackrock.
The dress code for the bike ride is "As bare as you dare!" Ever since 2007, full nudity has been permitted - with the agreement of Sussex police.
Support for the event from visitors to this website has remained consistently high. A couple of years ago it was over 70% of those voting in the never-ending poll. In February 2014 support was down a bit, but still 2 to 1 in favour of the ride.
2018 Naked Bike Ride
On Sunday, 10 June
Organiser: World Naked Bike Ride (Brighton & Hove)