Thousands of naked cyclists have taken to the streets of London for an unconventional protest on Saturday afternoon.
Cyclists departed from six starting points around city including Hyde Park, Regent's Park, King's Cross, Clapham Junction, West Norwood and Tower Hill before joining up and finishing near Wellington Arch, Hyde Park corner.
Naked bike ride in London pic.twitter.com/YIaWAPnbCJ
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The routes taken by the cyclists are traditionally considered tourist areas, and many were surprised to find nude cyclists on the roads.
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World naked bike ride Im London! pic.twitter.com/2PrHBUBkJ1
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Although most bike riders were naked except for their helmets, some decided to cover up by wearing underwear or amusing costumes.
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Transport for London reported roads busy roads as the cyclists made their way to Hyde Park.
World Naked Bike Ride today in London - group currently moving southbound on Park Lane. Another group on Woburn Pl. pic.twitter.com/9rNlIVbpFe
— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) June 13, 2015
Previous events in London and elsewhere in the world have seen cyclists coated in body paint, adorned with playful messages including "less gas more ass" and "Burn bras not fuel".
On 30 May a participant in a naked bike ride protest in Kent was briefly detained by police, after being found to be in an "aroused" state.
A witness said the man, "was overexcited and got aroused. It looked like he was enjoying the event a bit too much".
Barry Freeman, an organiser for World Naked Bike Ride said: "We do not accept this behaviour and he was dealt with and removed before the ride started."