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Giant Cyclist Dramatic Backdrop for Tour of Britain

September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015 admin

Giant Cyclist Dramatic Backdrop for Tour of Britain

We have been asked by Ribble Valley Borough Council and weather permitting to take aerial pictures of the installation of large work of art , a giant cyclist constructed from 1,500 metres of horticultural fleece will be installed on Pendle Hill overlooking Clitheroe this week heralding Stage 2 of the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain.

The cyclist – the size of one-and-a-half football pitches – will be constructed by celebrated land artist Philippe Handford, of Barrowford, and an eight-strong team.

The cyclist, created in the style of the famous Uffington White Horse, will be pointing towards the Nick o’ Pendle, the first King of the Mountain climb in Stage 2 of this year’s Tour of Britain.  Pictured is an artist’s impression of how the giant cyclist will look. Please note this impression shows the Barley side of Pendle Hill, whereas the giant cyclist will actually be installed on the Clitheroe side of Pendle Hill.

Stage 2 of the Tour will see the world’s top cyclists, among them Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, power through 154km of Ribble Valley and Pendle on Monday, 7 September.

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