‘Line Tour de Yorkshire route with imaginative land art’

Published: Monday 7th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Creative people across East Yorkshire are being urged to get their imaginations into gear and line the route of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire with pieces of eye-catching land art.

Race organiser Welcome to Yorkshire is running a competition that will see people voting for their favourite installations on the route of the three-day cycle race. The winner will be presented with the Lining the Route land art trophy.

Some of the world’s top cyclists are due to set off from Beverley on April 29 before racing through a string of East Yorkshire communities including Market Weighton, Middleton-on-the-Wolds, Cherry Burton, South Dalton, Etton, Holme-on-the-Wolds, Bubwith and Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s chief executive, Sir Gary Verity, says with land art forming a popular part of the event’s TV coverage, the competition will give people a chance to help showcase their community’s history, heritage and landscapes.

And by letting the organisers know about their plans, people can ensure the TV crews covering the event are aware of the installations lining the route.

The competition is open to everyone from schools and community groups to businesses, farmers and local residents.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: ” Ideas for land art don’t need to be expensive; they can be very simple and are a great way of celebrating the history, heritage and scenery of our area. If you have an idea you would like to discuss, please contact the race organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire.”

Further details of the competition are available at letour.yorkshire.com/landart and those creating an installation are asked to pass on the details to Michaella Biscomb at mbiscomb@yorkshire.com

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Published: Monday 7th March 2016 by The News Editor

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