A STRIKING new piece of land art is set to be installed in the Yorkshire Dales to celebrate the

UCI Road World Championships

visiting the region.

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, Mr Riley has been charged with depicting the district with a bold and large scale artwork that will be captured on the television coverage of the Championships which come to Yorkshire in September.

The cycling event visits 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.