Land art commissioned to celebrate UCI Road World Championships visit to Richmondshire

Pictured (L-R) Adrian Riley, Emily Vitty and Richmondshire District Council officers Sue White and Chloe Lewis

Designs are being drawn up for an iconic piece of land art to celebrate the visit of the world’s top cyclists to Richmondshire next month.

The council has set aside £5000 for the artwork which will be captured as part of the television coverage of the UCI Road World Championships, which come to Yorkshire in September.

Scarborough based artist Adrian Riley and student designer, Emily Vitty, have been commissioned by Richmondshire District Council to design, create and install the temporary artwork close to the Buttertubs Pass near Hawes.

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The large scale, bold, land art will depict the district and will coincide with the last day of racing.

The championships visit Richmondshire twice during the nine days of races with the men’s junior road race setting off from Richmond on Thursday September 26 and the men’s elite races passing through on Sunday, September 29.

For more information on the championships visit