Community Artwork

School children carving stones
School children carving stones

Local communities and schools have been engaged in developing Community artworks in close proximity to the route of the cycleway. The unique artworks placed along the National Cycle Route have been designed to reflect the uniqueness and heritage of their particular village as part of the Loops and Links project.

In order to consult with groups and develop themes and ideas for the artwork a number of workshops were run with both schools and adults. Artist Michael Disley worked with local school children to carve stones, which the schools have kept.

Based on the imagery and comments from the workshops and historical research, the artist devised three design options for a main sculpture in a number of villages that would accompany 3 stone seats. These designs were passed onto local schools and communities to vote for a favourite. Most designs have now been chosen, a few have been installed on the route and the remainder are currently being sculptured.

To find out more about the Loops and Links Community Artwork please download a copy of the Linking Your Communities: A Commemorative Book (4.65 Mb .pdf)

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Artwork proposals

Choose to view a village by clicking the tab below, move your mouse towards each design to view a larger version of each sketch.