DOZENS of people took part in Southampton's eight annual Naked Bike Ride today.

Around 50 cyclists took part in the nude event, organised within just six weeks, to protest environmental issues and cycling safety.

The six-mile route took them around Southampton Common via Portswood and the city centre.

And the start of the ride drew a crowd of hundreds of people who applauded and cheered as they set off on their unique tour of the city.Daily Echo:

A scooter rider laughs as the group of cyclists ride through Portswood