Tour de Yorkshire land art contest launched

January 19th, 2017   |   Posted in Tour De Yorkshire   |   No Comments

THERE’S 100 days to go until the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire – and a tourism organisation has marked the date by launching an annual land art competition.

Welcome to Yorkshire said last year’s cycle race proved a huge success, with massive, eye-catching installations displayed along the route.

“A giant piece of art featuring a horse, ram and wild boar riding a penny farthing on Sutton Bank – commissioned by the North York Moors National Park Authority and Hambleton District Council – was crowned the winner after an international public vote, and the coveted trophy is now up for grabs once again,” said a spokesman.

“Whether it’s a church spire draped in a blue jersey, a field housing a mammoth bicycle, or a market square spelling out messages of support, all works are welcomed and stand a great chance of being beamed to over 11 million people in 178 countries when the race’s live television helicopters sweep across the county.”

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “These fantastic pieces really bring the race to life and give you the chance to celebrate your community.”

This year’s route for the race includes Tadcaster.

For more information, visit http://letouryorkshire.com/landart, while entries and questions can be emailed to droberts@yorkshire.com.

 


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Unknown. (2017). Tour de Yorkshire land art contest launched. Available: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15032159.Tour_de_Yorkshire_land_art_contest_launched/. Last accessed 19th January 2017.