Nude cyclists in protest rides (+ photos)

Cyclists ride naked through central Madrid yesterday. Cyclists demonstrate against cars and to...
Cyclists ride naked through central Madrid yesterday. Cyclists demonstrate against cars and to highlight the danger due to lack of cycling lanes in the capital.Photo by AP.
A cyclist shows his bicycle after riding naked through central Madrid. Photo by AP.
A cyclist shows his bicycle after riding naked through central Madrid. Photo by AP.
Cyclists takes snapshots of a fellow rider before riding naked through central Madrid. Photo by AP.
Cyclists takes snapshots of a fellow rider before riding naked through central Madrid. Photo by AP.
A child looks back as a woman rides with other participants through the center of Utrecht,...
A child looks back as a woman rides with other participants through the center of Utrecht, central Netherlands. Photo by AP.
Cyclists ride naked through central Madrid. Photo  by AP.
Cyclists ride naked through central Madrid. Photo by AP.

Hundreds of cyclists rode nude through Spain's main cities to promote environmentally friendly transport and to call for cycle lanes to be put in place. 

Organisers say streets "have been hijacked by private cars", making them "hostile, dangerous places".

Cyclists took to the streets in cities including Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza during Saturday's protest.

One protester, Ignacio Fernandez, had "No Oil" written on his back and said "Spanish cities have few lanes dedicated to cyclists, and it's time that changed."

Naked cyclists also rode through cities in the Netherlands demanding stricter climate laws and the use of cleaner renewable sources of energy.

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