Stand out giant cyclist feature is removed from Pendle Hill

An artists impression of the 500ft cyclist which is to be installed on Pendle Hill for the Tour of Britain race.
An artists impression of the 500ft cyclist which is to be installed on Pendle Hill for the Tour of Britain race.

A giant cyclist constructed from 1,500 metres of horticultural fleece has been removed from Pendle Hill.

The cyclist was commissioned by Ribble Valley Borough Council to commemorate Stage 2 of the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain, which it co-hosted with Pendle Council.

Created by celebrated land artist Philippe Handford in the style of the famous Uffington White Horse, it had pointed towards the Nick o’ Pendle overlooking Clitheroe, which was Stage 2’s first King of the Mountain climb.

The cyclist remained in situ for a while after the top race due to popular demand, but has now had to be dismantled.