Richmondshire District Council

Designs for an iconic piece of land art to celebrate the visit of the world’s top cyclists to Richmondshire next month are being drawn up.

Yorkshire based artist Adrian Riley and student designer, Emily Vitty, have been chosen to design, create and install the temporary artwork close to the Buttertubs Pass near Hawes.

Commissioned by Richmondshire District Council, Adrian has been charged with depicting the district and making it bold and large scale so it is captured as part of the television coverage of the UCI Road World Championships which come to Yorkshire in September.

The championships visit Richmondshire twice during the nine days of races – the men’s junior road race sets off from Richmond on Thursday September 26, then the men’s elite races passes through on Sunday, September 29. The land art is to coincide with the last day of racing.

Based in Scarborough, Adrian will be working with Emily on the artwork. He is now drawing up plans for the piece which will be finalised with the council early next month ready for the install.

The council has set aside £5000 for the artwork.

UCI land artists
Artist Adrian Riley with Emily Vitty (far left) with Richmondshire District Council officers overseeing the project
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