Richmondshire District Council

With a month to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in.

The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar, with giant land art projects being dotted along the route and entire streets lined with bikes, banners and bunting.

To honour that amazing support, Welcome to Yorkshire has launched Land Art and Best Dressed competitions to crown communities who go above and beyond the call of duty to showcase their area. Welcome to Yorkshire are asking people to share their plans with them to benefit from the global TV coverage during the race between 3-6 May.

Right across the county businesses, landowners, farmers, schools and community groups are creating massive, eye-catching Land Art pieces which will be beamed to millions of TV viewers in more than 180 countries around the world.

Plans are also in place to line the route with spectacular, street-side decorations.

The winner of the Land Art competition will be awarded the coveted Land Art Trophy while the four category winners of the Best Dressed Competition – which include Best Dressed Village, Best Dressed Town, Best Dressed Host Location and Spirit of Le Tour – will be presented with exclusive commemorative plaques to display in their communities.   

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We’re always hugely impressed away by the amazing ways people choose to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire and we’re reminding spectators to let us know what they have planned.

“That way we can ensure these fantastic installations stand the best chance of getting picked up by the television cameras, and also winning our Land Art and Best Dressed competitions.”

How to enter the Land Art Competition:

Send in your plans, pictures and designs, and include information about what inspired the piece, how it will be made, and where will it be to Becky Kay at  

Full details – including top tips for creating land art – can be found at the Tour de Yorkshire's land art web page.

How to enter the Best Dressed Competition

Before the race simply complete the online entry form at Tour de Yorkshire's best dressed web page  with all your plans and inspiration.

Full details on the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race can be found on Tour de Yorkshire's website

Feeling fit? Then why not tackle parts of the 2018 route for yourself by taking part in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride. The three routes on offer are suitable for all abilities and culminate on the same finish line as the pros. Find out more at Tour de Yorkshire's ride web page


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