A piece of land art created by a Thorne based charitable cause for the UCI road world championships in September has been shortlisted for the final stage of a competition.
A host of schools, organisations and community groups in the towns and villages along the race routes produced pieces of land art for the world championships. Ten of the best have now been shortlisted in a competition brought by race organisers Yorkshire 2019 in partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire and those ten pieces will be put to a public vote.
Land art created by Thorne based charitable cause Trust 22 is among those that are shortlisted.
Aided by volunteers and local schoolchildren, Trust 22 produced a giant bike made out of 3,000 pieces of single-use plastic. The plastic was collected over a four-week period from households right across the town and the bike was then assembled and displayed in Thorne Memorial Park on the day of the UCI races through Thorne.
Trust 22 has urged people to vote for their submission to the competition saying: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in the final of the Yorkshire 2019 Land Art Competition.
“The RE-cycle was a community collaborative effort by us, Thorne Green Top, Brooke Primary and Marshland Primary with special mention to the volunteers who were in the park at 5am assembling the bike in cold, wet conditions and in the pitch black.”
The trust added: “Please, please, please vote for our efforts”.
People can cast their vote by visiting the Yorkshire 2019 website: worlds.yorkshire.com/landart
Voting is open until 5pm on Friday 8 November. The winner will be presented with a signed and framed world champion’s jersey and two runners up will be given special commemorative trophies.
Trust 22 is a charitable trust dedicated to supporting children, families and the local community.