Cambridge: Cycling Artwork To Honour Race

14 December 2013, 10:08 | Updated: 15 December 2013, 06:53

With Cambridge set to be on the world’s stage, and some 50,000 people expected to see the start of the Tour in the city on Monday 7th July 2014, artists are being asked for ideas of how the event can be marked.

The City Council are commissioning an ambitious and high impact, publicly engaging artwork on the day of the Tour.

There is also a chance the artwork could be displayed for longer.

The city wants to maximise the opportunity to be enjoyed and seen in a new light by local residents, and national and international spectators who will be out on the day to enjoy the start of the Tour de France, including potentially billions more across the world on TV.

This commission will form part of a countywide Cultural Cycling Festival of activity inspired by the Tour de France.

Heart has been told submissions to deliver the commission are being welcomed from individual artists as well as arts organisations, agencies, producers, creative industries and all those individuals or organisations with relevant experience. 

Anyone submitting a tender must be able to demonstrate experience in successfully delivering large commissions of a scale and level of impact appropriate to the level anticipated from this commission.

Anyone interested in finding out more should contact Elaine Midgley via or 01223 457592.