Competition launched for giant Tour de Yorkshire land art

Published: Wednesday 20th January 2016 by KCFM

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People in East Yorkshire are being challenged to create a pieces of land art along the route of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

The challenge was launched today (Wednesday, January 20) to mark 100 days until the three-day cycle race begins. It starts in Beverley on April 29 and finishes in Scarborough on May 1.

Peter Dodd, Welcome to Yorkshire commercial director, said: “You see images of these spectacular land art created on various cycle races around the world. It definitely puts a marker on the TV, (with people) thinking, ‘I want to see that’ or ‘I want to go there’. It just brings it to life and creates more passion and enthusiasm.

“Communities coming together, businesses, local schools, farmers, creating huge bikes out of hay bales. There’s no prerequisite for what it (must be, just something that is very colourful. You’re going to be seen around the world on TV, so it’s going to put your destination, village, town on a global stage.

“We’ve got the stunning scenery, we’ve got great sporting conditions, and the amazing thing that they love is the crowds that turn out in their tens of thousands. It does makes it, one of the most popular bikes races in the world.”

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Published: Wednesday 20th January 2016 by KCFM

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