It’s a celebration of the bicycle, a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body (yes! nudity!) – and a symbol of the vulnerability of the cyclist in traffic.

The world’s biggest naked protest involves 50+ cities and thousands of riders participate worldwide, including around 3,000 in the UK each year.

There will be six start points: West Norwood (from 12.30pm; departing at 2.30pm) Clapham Junction (from 2.45pm; departing at 3pm), Tower Hill (from 2.30pm; departing at 3pm), Kings Cross (from 2.30pm; departing at 3pm), Regents Park (from 2.30pm) and Hyde Park (from 2.30pm).

Bike Week runs from June 14 – 22 and is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event, with locally organised events taking place all across the country.

When: June 14

Where: See list above.

Entry is free. For more information, click here or tweet the organisers at @bike_week

Image credit: © Paul-in-London on Flickr