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Land Art Competition

We launched a competition to look for the best and most eye-catching land art alongside the route of this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain – and your entries were BRILLIANT!

We launched a competition to look for the best and most eye-catching land art alongside the route of this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain – and your entries were BRILLIANT!

The winner will be announced in the coming weeks. Best of luck if you entered!

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

Community groups, schools, businesses and land owners across Britain will be encouraged to take part in the competition during the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which takes place from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 September, and visits South Wales, the West Country, Warwickshire, Cumbria and Nottinghamshire before the final stage in Central London.

The land art competition was launched at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground (the home of Nottinghamshire CCC and host county of 2018’s penultimate stage between West Bridgford and Mansfield) in a nod to local farmer Des Allen, whose sheep-based land art went viral on social media during the 2017 race.

A panel comprising Mick Bennett, cycling experts and staff from race organisers SweetSpot will decide the top three pieces of art at the end of this year’s event.

The winner will receive a trophy and commemorative Tour of Britain prizes, presented in person by Mick Bennett, while the runner-up and third-place finisher will also take home trophies for their efforts.

This piece of sheep-based land art, created by Nottinghamshire farmer Des Allen, went viral on social media during the 2017 race.

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Pembrey Country Park

End
The City of Newport
Distance
174.8km
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Cranbrook

End
Barnstaple
Distance
174.9km
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Bristol

End
Bristol
Distance
128km
Start
Nuneaton

End
R. Leamington Spa
Distance
183.5km
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Cockermouth

End
Whinlatter
Distance
14km
Start
Barrow-in-Furness

End
Whinlatter Pass
Distance
168.3km
Start
West Bridgford

End
Mansfield
Distance
215.6km
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London

End
London
Distance
77km