Lady Godiva puppet starts journey from Coventry


Hundreds of people turned out to see a 6m-high puppet of Lady Godiva at the Godiva Awakes festival in Coventry.

After visiting Rugby the puppet, powered by a team of cyclists, is being taken to London.

According to legend, Godiva rode naked on horseback through Coventry in protest against high taxes. However, the puppet was clothed in a cloak made by West Midlands artists.

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