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Discover why these protesters stripped off and rode down local high street

Dozens of horse riders showed their bare cheek to highlight road safety – by riding their steeds through the streets semi-naked.

More than 50 raunchy riders flaunted all to back a campaign highlighting the road safety dangers faced by horse riders.

Danielle Marriott one of the "Naked" horse riders, parading through Morecambe for the Slow Down for My Horse Campaign. See Ross Parry copy RPYNAKED : Dozens of horse riders have taken to the streets in protest while SEMI-NAKED. More than 50 riders stripped down in support of a campaign to highlight road safety dangers horse riders face. Sonia Withers, 49, whose horse Rocky had to be put down after they were hit by a car 13 years ago, said driversà attitudes have not changed since Rocky was killed in Lancaster, Lancs., over a decade ago. In an eye-raising stunt to raise she joined the protesters on the streets of Morecambe, Lancs., on Saturday.

Danielle one of the “Naked” horse riders, parading through Morecambe

Some demonstrators used riding helmets to protect their modesty while others waved signs in front of their wobbly bits.

Sonia Withers, 49, whose horse Rocky had to be put down after they were hit by a car 13 years ago, said drivers’ attitudes have not changed since Rocky was killed in Lancaster, Lancs., over a decade ago.

She joined the protesters giving shoppers an eyeful on the streets of Morecambe, Lancs., on Saturday.

Shelly Andrews and Tina Henderson on the "Naked" horse ride, who are parading through Morecambe for the Slow Down for My Horse Campaign. See Ross Parry copy RPYNAKED : Dozens of horse riders have taken to the streets in protest while SEMI-NAKED. More than 50 riders stripped down in support of a campaign to highlight road safety dangers horse riders face. Sonia Withers, 49, whose horse Rocky had to be put down after they were hit by a car 13 years ago, said driversà attitudes have not changed since Rocky was killed in Lancaster, Lancs., over a decade ago. In an eye-raising stunt to raise she joined the protesters on the streets of Morecambe, Lancs., on Saturday.

Shelly Andrews and Tina Henderson on the “Naked” horse ride

Sonia said: “It has got worse since my accident. The more cars on the road, the more dangerous it is for us. People think all horse riders are posh but we are not, we work hard for a living.

“This protest is the first of many, we do need somewhere to go.”

Sharon Monks, who organised the protest, has urged Lancashire County Council to take more notice.

She said: “I’ve asked the council to put horse signs up on the cycle tracks because we have right of way as well.

“We want to let people know we are supposed to be there without the abuse. Everybody was fine with the nakedness, I didn’t ask anyone to do something they weren’t comfortable with.”

Cheryl Monks one of the "Naked" horse riders, parading through Morecambe for the Slow Down for My Horse Campaign. See Ross Parry copy RPYNAKED : Dozens of horse riders have taken to the streets in protest while SEMI-NAKED. More than 50 riders stripped down in support of a campaign to highlight road safety dangers horse riders face. Sonia Withers, 49, whose horse Rocky had to be put down after they were hit by a car 13 years ago, said driversà attitudes have not changed since Rocky was killed in Lancaster, Lancs., over a decade ago. In an eye-raising stunt to raise she joined the protesters on the streets of Morecambe, Lancs., on Saturday.

"Naked" horse riders, parading through Morecambe for the Slow Down for My Horse Campaign. See Ross Parry copy RPYNAKED : Dozens of horse riders have taken to the streets in protest while SEMI-NAKED. More than 50 riders stripped down in support of a campaign to highlight road safety dangers horse riders face. Sonia Withers, 49, whose horse Rocky had to be put down after they were hit by a car 13 years ago, said driversà attitudes have not changed since Rocky was killed in Lancaster, Lancs., over a decade ago. In an eye-raising stunt to raise she joined the protesters on the streets of Morecambe, Lancs., on Saturday.

The Slow Down for My Horse Campaign hots up

Lancashire County Council said: “We would like to increase the number of bridleways in the county as we recognise that there is only a limited number of paths open to horse riders, and will take every opportunity to secure new routes whenever possible.

“However, we have received a lot of complaints about the use of horses on the cycle path between Lancaster and Morecambe over the years, and would need to take this into account in considering any proposal to allow horses to use this.”

Dave Monks, Eugene Devine and Ryan O'Shaughnessy part of the "Naked" horse riders, parading through Morecambe for the Slow Down for My Horse Campaign. See Ross Parry copy RPYNAKED : Dozens of horse riders have taken to the streets in protest while SEMI-NAKED. More than 50 riders stripped down in support of a campaign to highlight road safety dangers horse riders face. Sonia Withers, 49, whose horse Rocky had to be put down after they were hit by a car 13 years ago, said driversà attitudes have not changed since Rocky was killed in Lancaster, Lancs., over a decade ago. In an eye-raising stunt to raise she joined the protesters on the streets of Morecambe, Lancs., on Saturday.

Dave Monks, Eugene Devine and Ryan O’Shaughnessy got in on the act

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