Tour de Yorkshire 2018 by Lucy Pittaway

2018 sees Lucy break from the tradition of painting just one official piece, to release no less than five official pictures. Four represent each stage of the newly extended four-day men’s race and two-day women’s race, with a fifth picture depicting the brutal climb up and over the iconic Park Rash.

Each piece includes the start and finish towns and cities along with iconic landmarks and areas of historic interest along the route. The paintings themselves follow the names of the four stages, being ‘Arts and Culture’ for Beverly to Doncaster, ‘Yorkshire Heritage’ Barnsley to Ilkley, ‘Market Towns’ for Richmond to Scarborough, and ‘The Yorkshire Terrier’ for the final stage of Halifax to Leeds. Lucy’s fifth piece is simply called ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ illustrating the wonderful Yorkshire crowds cheering on the riders up the Park Rash climb.