Millions set to see Sheffield schoolchildren's stunning artwork along Tour de Yorkshire route

Isobelle's fox on a bike appears beside Underbank Reservoir in Stocksbridge
Isobelle's fox on a bike appears beside Underbank Reservoir in Stocksbridge
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These giant artworks designed by Sheffield schoolchildren will be seen by millions of viewers watching the Tour de Yorkshire this weekend.

The giant umbrella and cycling fox are the handiwork of Archie Eratt, aged 10, and Isobelle McGrail, aged 11, both from Deepcar St John’s Junior School.

Archie's humongous umbrella can be seen on the 14th green at Stocksbridge Golf Club

Archie's humongous umbrella can be seen on the 14th green at Stocksbridge Golf Club

Their drawings were upsized by artists from Fields of Vision and emblazoned along the route of the three-day race, which will finish in Fox Valley, Stocksbridge, this Sunday afternoon.

Archie and Isobelle won a competition run by Dransfield Properties, which owns Fox Valley, to have their creations displayed.

Isobelle's fox is on the banking at Underbank Reservoir in Stocksbridge, while Archie's umbrella - an homage to Stocksbridge's famous umbrella designer Samuel Fox - adorns the 14th green at Stocksbridge Golf Club.

Amanda Holmes, head of communications at Dransfield Properties, said: "We had loads of really lovely entries but Isobelle and Archie's designs both really stood out and I'm sure everyone who spots them on Sunday will agree that they've done a great job.

Archie and Isobelle with their winning designs

Archie and Isobelle with their winning designs

"We'd like to thank everyone at Stocksbridge Golf Club as well as the farm who graze their sheep at Underbank for helping us get these amazing installations put into place so quickly in time the weekend."

The Tour de Yorkshire, which is watched by millions of viewers across 178 countries, starts in Bridlington this Friday. Sunday's final stage will see cyclists pedal nearly 200km from Bradford to Fox Valley.