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Land Art along the route of the Tour of Britain has been something of a tradition for the cycling race and in 2018 they started the first Land Art competition alongside the race. 

In previous years we have created exciting pieces of land art around the competition, but none have been for the competition.

In 2017 we painted fun anamorphic pavement painting’s, in 2018 we made a huge 31-meter yellow bicycle on the Glass roof of the Trinity Shopping Centre and in 2019 we made a light art animation in the Yorkshire dales. 

We also created the, fish on a bike land art during  UCI Road World Cycling Championships which came third in Welcome to Yorkshire World Championships land art competition.

This year however we were approached by North York Moors, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and ICL Boulby, who all asked us to create land art pieces for them for the AJ Bell Tour of Britain, Land Art competition

For North York Moors we designed an amusing tandem bike scene. This showed a female rider, a roe deer and a hare all riding the bike with a curlew flying above holding a flag which says, “Explore more”.  The image shows animals which can be found in the North York Moors but which are under threat from the climate emergency. Humans can help the climate emergency by cycling more and being aware of nature and wildlife. We also included into the design their 70 year anniversary logo. 

This 50 x 80 Meter image was painted at Danby Lodge using a team of 4 people (Jamie,Liz, Chris and Lisa). We also were able to use an Airless for this job, giving massive thanks to Spray Plant UK for providing us with this!

Making of North York Moors Land Art

Unfortunately, on the day of the race this image was not caught on the TV as they were whizzing down that hill so fast but there was a fantastic response from the public on North York Moors Social media platforms and it came runner up in the competition!

For Redcar and Cleveland Council’s land art we created a 50 meter long image of a cyclist holding Redcar’s famous lemon top ice cream. Saltburn cliffs were part of the background and because Redcar was the start of stage four of the tour, we incorporated GO into the wheels of the bike. 

This piece of land art got a good shot from the TV coverage of the race and lots of people on social media commented about how good the lemon top was.

The last piece of land art we made for ICL Boulby Mines, The design was their own, showcasing their logo which we turned into a 60 meter length land painting.  ICL made this wonderful video also. 

We also made a few fun little reels and videos on these pieces.

This reel got a lot of interest: and below is another little fun video we made.

A fun little video we made

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