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Hundreds take part in nude cycle

Naked bike ride in Brighton
It is the fourth time the event has been held in Brighton

About 700 cyclists shed their clothes and rode through Brighton naked to promote cycling and environmentalism.

The participants, some with strategically placed body paint or flowers, were aiming to highlight the damage caused by car dependency.

It is the fourth time the Naked Bike Ride event, which ended with a swim and picnic, has been held in the city.

Similar nude rides have been held this month in Cardiff, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Southampton and York.

Nick Sayers, 36, who was one of the organisers, said: "It was great to see people smiling and having fun for a really positive protest, which was about promoting cycling and environmentalism."

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