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World Naked Bike Ride: Bright green willy and onesie with cheeky hole spotted in London

Thousands of men and women cycled through London today in their birthday suits as part of the World Naked Bike Ride, baring all in protest of global oil dependency

The streets of London were awash with willy today (June 11) as thousands of men and women took part in the daring 2022 World Naked Bike Ride.

People cycled through the sunny capital in their birthday suits on nine separate routes, with the festivities kicking off at 11am in both Croydon and Victoria Park.

The bold event’s aims are threefold – protesting the global dependency on oil to “curb car culture”, celebrating body positivity and freedom and protecting “real rights for cyclists”.

It finished at around 6.30pm, when many of the racy riders journeyed back to Croydon for a clothing-optional barbeque.

Despite wearing a lyrca onesie, this man still managed to flaunt his package
Despite wearing a lyrca onesie, this man still managed to flaunt his package (Image: Jack Dredd/REX/Shutterstock)

Not only are participants encouraged to flaunt what god gave them, they also deck themselves out with body paint and wacky accessories, often writing slogans across their bare bodies in support of the cause.

One of the most outlandish styles spotted was from a more elderly gentleman who covered himself from head to crotch to toe in green paint, also donning some alien ears to complete the look.

This unicyclist may be feeling very sore come tomorrow morning
This unicyclist may be feeling very sore come tomorrow morning (Image: Jack Dredd/REX/Shutterstock)

Another chap was seen in a full-body black lycra onesie. His face was covered but strategically placed holes ensured that a bit of nip and a lot of chopper were on display.

It wasn’t just bikes that were allowed to enter either.

One nude bloke was spied expertly navigating a unicycle through the busy streets of London with his tackle somewhat painfully tucked beneath the seat.

This bloke was just inches away from having some inches taken away
This bloke was just inches away from having some inches taken away (Image: Elliott Franks)

Another showing extreme skill on the ride was the fella spotted manoeuvring his bike while lying horizontally, his stomach on the seat and his Johnson dangling dangerously close to the rear tyre.

Women too were out in force, completely starkers. One group were spotted wearing brightly coloured wigs with slogans such as “butts on bikes r badass” painted on their naked bodies.

'Butts on bikes r badass' was a running theme of today's event
‘Butts on bikes r badass’ was a running theme of today’s event (Image: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock)

Another women used the body paint in a different way, drawing circles around her breasts and belly button to make extra sure that they were visible to those cheering on from the sidelines.

World Naked Bike Ride is actually a global movement with events taking place across several different cities.

Regarding London specifically, their website reads: “In London our problem with motor vehicles is not just private cars.

World Naked Bike Rides take place in several cities across the globe
World Naked Bike Rides take place in several cities across the globe (Image: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock)

“Much of the threat to cyclists, along with the oil burning, pollution and congestion in Central London, comes from taxis, private hire vehicles, buses, coaches, vans, delivery vehicles, articulated lorries, tipper trucks, and people travelling in company cars on business.

“What do those drivers have in common? They are all clogging up our streets because they are paid to be there and someone else is picking up the costs.

The nude riders travelled past some of London's most iconic landmarks
The nude riders travelled past some of London’s most iconic landmarks (Image: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock)

“The danger is compounded by out-of-town drivers who are not used to driving on streets where there are more cyclists than drivers and bicycles can often go faster than motor vehicles.”

Last year’s event saw 1,421 people undress to impress after the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid.

The World Naked Bike Ride in London is also free to enter – good news for those wanting to take part next year.

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