A striking eye-catching installation beamed across the world to celebrate the Tour of Britain coming to Bolton has been announced as the winner for the event National Land Art competition 2019.

Egerton Park teamed up with Walmsley Primary School to create the winning cyclist installation. It was shown around the world as part of the race’s live TV coverage.

Their land art exhibit won the top prize after a month-long public vote.

The winning creation was one of three finalists from the race’s Greater Manchester stage.

Hundreds lined the route to greet cyclists as they came through Bolton cheering them on as they rode through pass through Bromley Cross, Egerton, Horwich and Blackrod.

In total eight land art installations from across the country were shortlisted as finalists

Mick Bennett, race director for the Tour of Britain, said: “For the second year running it was amazing to see the creativity and ingenuity that schools, community groups and residents put into their land art decorations.

"We were treated to some fascinating creations on all eight days of the 2019 Tour of Britain ­—believe me, they really add to the spectacle of the race.

“Congratulations to Egerton Park and Walmsley Primary School for taking the well-deserved 2019 title."

He added: "I’m already looking forward to seeing what land art installations pop up along the route of next year’s tour!”

The Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event, giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing on their doorstep and helping to build a great cycling nation.

This year’s event generated a net impact of £20.5m for the British economy and attracted a roadside audience of 1.4 million spectators.

Live or delayed TV coverage was available in every single country worldwide.

The route for next year's Tour of Britain in the spring.