£10k to finish Tour legacy artwork in Sheffield village

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Volunteers in Worrall have been given a £10,000 grant to preserve the village’s Tour de France legacy.

Awards for All provided money to finalise the Up-Cycle sculpture in the village, which was created to celebrate the cycling race’s arrival in Sheffield in July.

Elite cyclists passed through the village in the second stage of the Grand Depart.

The 2.5m high wreath of bicycle parts, stripped from unwanted bikes, was created by over 100 members of the community earlier in the year.

A four-month programme of creative activities will now be led by professional artists Robin Widdowson and Sara Beavan-Widdowson to help realise the final artwork.

Robin said: “This is an excellent opportunity to bring the community together to produce a piece of contemporary artwork that belongs to them and that leaves a legacy for the future.”

The sculpture will also aim to illustrate Worrall’s proud history as well as the heritage of the village and the surrounding areas.

The Awards for All grant is the first step towards being able to make the artwork permanent, but more support from public and private donations is needed.

To find out more call in to Worrall Memorial Hall on Sunday, October 26, between 10am and 3pm.