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Land Art Competition

Tour of Britain Land Art

The Tour of Britain’s National Land Art competition is a fantastic way to get involved and show your support for Britain’s biggest professional cycle race every September.

The Tour of Britain’s National Land Art competition is a fantastic way to get involved and show your support for Britain’s biggest professional cycle race every September.

Communities, schools, clubs, businesses, land owners and farmers came together to install eye-catching creations in support of Britain’s most prestigious international cycle race that always proves popular with the worldwide television audience.

What is land art?

The tradition of creating land art masterpieces along the route has long been the practice at the Tour of Britain, as well as other cycle races around the world, but 2018 was the first time that we held a competition to find the best piece of land art.

There’s no better way of displaying local pride, as well as fostering community spirit mixed with the themes of teamwork and togetherness, than by creating land art for the race.

Video: Go behind the scenes of Pershore Town Football Club’s installation created for the 2019 race and discover why they wanted to enter the National Land Art Competition

Roll of honour

2019: Egerton Park and Walmsley Primary School, Greater Manchester

A community collaboration in Bolton has been announced as the winner of the Tour of Britain’s National Land Art Competition for 2019.

Egerton Park teamed up with Walmsley Primary School to create the winning cyclist installation, one that was shown around the world as part of the race’s live TV coverage. Their land art exhibit pipped nearest challenger Crossmichael Primary School in Scotland to the top prize after a month-long public vote.

2018: South Molton Farmers, Devon

A group of North Devon farmers from South Molton were crowned our inaugural winners in 2018. Stretching more than 45 metres in width, their creation featured alongside the route of stage two in Devon and comprised 19 tractors, 16 all-terrain vehicles, a 13-tonne excavator and one slurry tanker wrapped in plastic.

Over 50 entries from across the eight stages were received for the 2018 competition but judges, including Tour of Britain Race Director Mick Bennett, were struck by both the size and complexity of the South Molton installation, which featured moving wheels, pedals and a chain.

 

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