The Tour de France cycle race is the largest annual sporting event in the world. It was established in 1903, and because of its global popularity, it regularly starts in neighboring countries.
This year, three stages run through England, including The Yorkshire Grand Départ comprised of two stages, Leeds to Harrogate and York to Sheffield, before moving south to Cambridge to London.
This giant sheepdog, part of the 100 Days of Arts and Culture Festival in conjunction with the Tour, represents the first piece in their Fields of Vision project. Located in the West Yorkshire village of Stanbury, it was created by artist Simon Manfield in collaboration with the Worth Valley Young Farmers Club. There is a shepherd calling the dog in another part of the field.
People wanting to see the land art are advised to use the best vantage point, which is the lay-by outside the gates of Haworth Cemetery in Cemetery Road.
Via Keighley News.
Visit Yorkshire Festival 2014 for more information. The Tour starts on Saturday, July 5.