Tour de France sculptures created for garden celebrating the Grand Départ

Tour de France sculptures created for garden celebrating the Grand Départ

Sculptor Graham Anderton with one of his sculptures, which were specially created for a garden celebrating the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.

Sculptor Graham Anderton’s life-size metal cycles which will be on display at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show, with cyclists, Georgie McKenzie, 15, Daniel Stott, 15 and Edd Walton,16.

Sculptor Graham Anderton with the life-size metal sculptures of cycles which are to feature at this year’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The sculptures have been designed to mark the visit of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in the summer

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A GARDEN to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire will be created at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show this month.

The show, which runs between April 24 and 27, will welcome the Grand Depart with three life sized metal cyclists created by sculptor Graham Anderton against a traditional Yorkshire backdrop.

Each of the sculptures took about a month to create and will remain on display in the area after the show, while the garden was designed by Harrogate Borough Council's parks team and will be permanently housed in Knaresborough after the show.

Nick Smith, director of the show, said: “The Yorkshire Grand Départ is already having a huge influence and will doubtless leave a legacy, both for the sport of cycling and for the region as a whole. We are delighted to be showcasing a garden that will become a permanent reminder of the occasion and to be part of the celebrations leading up to one of the biggest sporting events in the world.”

Lynne Mee, Tour de France communications manager with Harrogate Borough Council, said: “The Harrogate area will be right at the heart of the Grand Départ, which presents a fantastic opportunity to highlight all that the region has to offer and, in particular, to promote cycling throughout the borough. The garden will serve as a lasting and beautiful tribute to the event’s legacy for both residents and visitors, and there is no better place to launch it.”

To find out more or buy tickets, go to flowershow.org.uk or phone 01423 546157.

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9:48am Wed 16 Apr 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

The good news: they don't go through red lights!
The good news: they don't go through red lights! Ignatius Lumpopo
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12:52pm Wed 16 Apr 14

sniper 9964 says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
The good news: they don't go through red lights!
Or will they ? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: The good news: they don't go through red lights![/p][/quote]Or will they ? ;-) sniper 9964
  • Score: -1

1:27pm Wed 16 Apr 14

york_chap says...

Wonder how much he was paid to come up with these? I'm guessing quite a bit from the size of his smile.
Wonder how much he was paid to come up with these? I'm guessing quite a bit from the size of his smile. york_chap
  • Score: 1

2:01pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

Come on PP lets have you're usual nonsense.......
Come on PP lets have you're usual nonsense....... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: 1

6:58pm Wed 16 Apr 14

DEKKA says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
The good news: they don't go through red lights!
Some cyclists go through red lights...as do some motorists...but I don't see you complaining about that for every motoring story.
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: The good news: they don't go through red lights![/p][/quote]Some cyclists go through red lights...as do some motorists...but I don't see you complaining about that for every motoring story. DEKKA
  • Score: 2

8:17pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

I'd like to bet the second one is based on Piddling Paul; very large head with no brain, and bowed down so low he cannot see what is in front of him.
I'd like to bet the second one is based on Piddling Paul; very large head with no brain, and bowed down so low he cannot see what is in front of him. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -1

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