Cheshire East Council have revealed the designs of the competitions for local children to create special trophies, flags and jerseys to mark their stage of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race on Tuesday 6 September.

Artistic youngsters will play a starring role in the Tour of Britain after designing the finish flag, winner’s trophy and winner’s jersey for Stage Three of the prestigious cycling event.

Over recent weeks, children from across the area – including many who attended the Cheshire and Nantwich shows – were tasked with putting pen to paper and designing eye-catching designs which could be transferred on to a flag, jersey and trophy.

The designs will play an important role in celebrating the end of Stage Three, which will see riders cycle 180-kilometres between Congleton and Tatton Park in Knutsford.

""Nantwich Primary Academy pupil Vanessa, eight, was chosen as the lucky winner of the flag competition and will have the honour of her design being used at the finish in Tatton Park to celebrate the finish of Stage Three. 

Jack Williams, 13, of Congleton, and eight-year-old Felicity Bridget Funnell, of Bollington, were joint runners up.

Meanwhile, seven-year-old Ava Chaplin, of Wilmslow, will have her colourful design printed on to a special jersey given to the winner of the Cheshire East stage of the Tour of Britain. 

Alice Beech, 11, of Astbury, and seven-year-old Elizabeth Jepson, of Park Royal Community School, were runners-up.

The third competition, won by 10-year-old Charlotte Ward of Astbury, was to design the trophy handed to the winner of the Cheshire leg. The runners-up were Alex Williams, eight, of Talke in Staffordshire, and five-year-old Madison Williams, from Congleton.

""All three winning designs will be seen by the millions of people worldwide, who will be tuning in to watch the race, as well as thousands of spectators. All winners and runners-up will also receive a family pass to Tatton Park.

Councillor David Brown, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “We received many fantastic entries for the competitions and I’d like to pass on my congratulations to the youngsters whose designs were chosen and all who took part. 

“The high standard of the entries received further highlights just how much young talent we have here in the Borough and, with the spotlight on Cheshire East on September 6, it’s a great opportunity to show that off to a worldwide audience.”

For more details about Stage Three of the Tour of Britain – including an interactive map detailing the route, information about events going on in your local area and road closures – visit cheshiretourofbritain.co.uk

You can can also find a news story highlight activities in Cheshire East here and a map and downloadable ETA here.