Cyclists strip off as they take to the streets of London for the World Naked Bike Ride

“Despite the serious nature of the issue, we want to show that protesting can be fun. We hope to bring a bit of joy and colour to the streets of Coventry at the same time as raising awareness.”Posting to Facebook, organisers told participants: “As this is a protest, you are encouraged to decorate your bodies (body paint) and your bikes (flags, banners, placards) in line with the aims of the protest. Anything that will make noise to attract attention is also welcome, including sound systems to play music.