Richmondshire Tour de Yorkshire land art shortlisted for trophy

Three Richmondshire land art creations made for the Tour de Yorkshire have been shortlisted for a trophy.

A month since the race reached its conclusion, voting is now open for the coveted Land Art trophy.

Spectacular land art creations could be seen animating the route over the four days of action between 3-6 May, and 12 pieces have now been shortlisted to go head-to-head in a public vote.

The nominees are:

A Richmondshire rose made of recycled plastic bottles in Catterick Garrison created by the local community, pictured below.

A moving human bicycle created by Kingswood Park Primary School

A sheep and school name created by Ackworth School

A pig riding a bike by Anna’s Happy Kitchen in Howden

 Revenge is a dish best taken cold – Richard III and a cyclist at Middleham created by Fields of Vision

• Barnsley in Gear created by Creative Recovery

Confetti land art at Wentworth Woodhouse created by James Brunt

Jerseys and Tour de Yorkshire sign by Kippax Guides

Armley land art with moving human bicycle cogs

“Northallerton welcomes Tour de Yorkshire” created by Wendi May New and Pete Gough

Yorkshire rose design by Thirsk Community Primary School

A gigantic yellow cyclist near Constable Burton created by Simon Loadman, pictured below.

Voting is open to everyone and takes place online at

The deadline for voting is midnight on Friday 22 June and once the numbers have been counted and verified, Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, will present the winner with the coveted Tour de Yorkshire Land Art Trophy.

He said: “The Tour de Yorkshire is renowned for these spectacular land art creations and I’m amazed by the number and quality we see lining the route each year.

The passion and enthusiasm of those taking part shows just how much our county has taken this race to its heart.

It’s clear that we have the creativity and community spirit to bring the grandest of ideas to life, and I couldn’t be prouder when I see images of these artworks being beamed across the world.

We’d like to thank everyone who created a piece for this year’s race and wish bonne chance to all those who have been shortlisted.”

Last year’s winner was the Branwell Bronte on a Bicycle created by Andrew Wood, the Fields of Vision team and Haworth Primary School.

Later this month a public Twitter vote will also be held to determine the winners of the Tour de Yorkshire’s Best Dressed competition.

The four categories are: Best Dressed Village, Best Dressed Town, Best Dressed Host Location and Spirit of Le Tour.

Welcome to Yorkshire and The Yorkshire Post are currently compiling a shortlist of the top four entries from each category and they will go to a public vote at @letouryorkshire.

The lucky winner of each category will then be presented with an exclusive commemorative plaque.