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Harrogate features in artwork celebrating the UCI Road World Cycling Championships

Harrogate features in artwork celebrating the UCI Road World Cycling Championships

Published at 8:37am 21st June 2019. (Updated at 1:46pm 4th July 2019)

With just three months to go until the start of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, award-winning Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway has released five striking pieces of artwork to celebrate the biggest sporting event coming to the UK in 2019.

  • Harrogate's Parliament Street features in special artwork released to celebrate the UCI Road World Cycling Championships
  • Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway has created five pieces ahead of the global event in September
  • Harrogate will take centre stage during nine days of racing, with each one finishing in the town

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships will take place in September and will see the biggest names in cycling competing across Yorkshire.

It will be the 92nd edition of the Championships and the first time the UK has hosted this prestigious event since 1982.

Races will start in different towns and cities each day with every one of them finishing in the centre of Harrogate.

To celebrate this huge festival of racing, Lucy has created five colourful and vibrant pieces depicting the different races and disciplines that will compete in the Championships.

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Parliament Street features in one of five artworks celebrating the UCIs

With Harrogate playing such a key role each day of the racing, Lucy has brought to life the iconic image of the riders racing through Parliament Street in front of a sea of Yorkshire’s spectators.

Each piece captures a unique element of the race such as the time trials, road races, the finish line or the stunning Yorkshire countryside that the riders pass through during the races. One stand-out piece showcases a single striking rider racing in white, bearing the famous UCI World Champion’s rainbow stripes and the Yorkshire 2019 badge.

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In May, Lucy Pittaway was named the UK’s Most Popular Published Artist for the second year running by The Fine Art Trade Guild, and as a three time Official Artist of the Tour de Yorkshire, the popularity of Lucy’s art in the cycling world stretches both the length and breadth of the country, as well as overseas.

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Lucy said:

“I am incredibly proud to be able to work with the 2019 UCI Road World Championships to create artwork celebrating cycling in Yorkshire. Our wonderful county creates such a colourful, characterful and picturesque backdrop for such an amazing event, it’s so exciting to bring it to life through art. Hopefully I have created something that visitors to the event from around the world can take a little piece of Yorkshire home with them”.

Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley added:

“We are delighted to be working with such a celebrated artist. Lucy has a fantastic connection to cycling in Yorkshire and it is fitting that she is marking these Championships in her work.”

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