Lady Godiva stops off in Rugby on her way to London 2012 Olympics

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A GIANT Lady Godiva puppet has been wowing crowds in Rugby town centre.

The six-metre high piece of art walked down High Street and up Sheep Street as part of a special parade around town.

She was supposed to arrive at 1.30pm but turned up an hour late.

However the crowds waited patiently and eventually got to see the unique spectacle.

Lady Godiva, operated by a team of men, is now outside Rugby Art Gallery and Museum where there is fun for all the family.

She will take part in a special invite-only event at Rugby School this evening before having a break tonight ahead of her big journey to London.

Lady Godiva, powered by 100 cyclists, will leave town tomorrow morning (Tuesday) via Hillmorton Road.

She will make her way to Northampton where she will pick up her big red boots, which are currently being stored in the shoe museum.

She will then go to Milton Keynes, Luton, Hatfield and Waltham Abbey, arriving at Waltham Forest on Sunday.

Lady Godiva’s coat was created by a team of textile and glass artists from across the West Midlands.

The project represents the arts from the West Midlands region at the 2012 Games.

The Godiva Awakes event is part of the London 2012 Festival.