The extremely unusual protest against “car culture and oil” dependency that sees demonstrators ride naked around the capital is set to return in June.

World Naked Bike Ride is believed to be the world's biggest nude protest and takes place across 50 cites with thousands of people taking place world wide.

Last year rides took place across the UK from the end of May to mid July and thousands of protesters are expected to strip off in 2017.

Would you take your kit off and ride across London?

The specifics of the London event are not yet set in stone but it will be held on Saturday June 10 with organisers hoping to hold routes from six start points.

However, this depends on volunteers helping out at the start of each location.

Last years riders set off from Hyde Park, Regents Park, King's Cross, Clapham Junction, West Norwood and Tower Hill.

Rides take place across the UK

The rides aim to be around nine miles depending on where riders start and will incorporate very few hills.

Organisers say the ride is a symbol of the vulnerability of cyclists in traffic.

What does the law say?

It is not actually an offence to be naked in public in England and Wales, however if the person stripped off with the intention to upset or shock then this is against the law.

But organisers have asked that protesters wear clothes before and after the ride, and only strip off just before the protest sets up so as not to undermine their relationship with the authorities.

Downpours didn't dampen spirits of nude cyclists

Cyclists protest in the nude as World Naked Bike Ride gets underway

The 2016 ride was not dampened by the rain as hundreds donned body paint or nothing at all.

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