Saturday saw a huge turnout for London's annual Naked Bike Ride. And perhaps the
weather had something to do with it as it was for once a gloriously sunny and warm
Although several groups of cyclists met up at various meeting points around town,
the main gathering area was at Marble Arch Hyde Park.
And once the cyclists took off en route we spent a couple of hours down by the
Serpentine by the Boat Lake until they returned to Wellington Arch near Hyde Park
Once everyone did return there was unfortunately very little space to disembark
as only a small area was allocated for the cyclists to finish up and get dressed.
I'm not sure why the cyclists weren't allowed their usual disembarking space on
the more spacious Wellington Arch Green.
And as much as the Bike Ride website discourages naked cyclists from loitering
around the area once they've returned you can always be sure of a dozen or so
that seemingly don't want to go home and simply walk around naked to the
consternation of tourists and the general public, unaware that such an event even took
Of course the younger riders are always first to cover up and head off home. But it's
the older and bolder guys that don't seem to want the party to end.
Below are just a few of the pictures I took on Saturday.