A few weeks ago I spent an amazing few days in the Lake District exploring part of this year’s Tour of Britain route. I was lucky enough to see the Lakes on one of those rare days when the sun is shining and the tops are clear. It was stunning! The outcome of my trip was four new images celebrating the Tour of Britain’s passage through the lakes on the 5th September this year. Here they are as coaster. They will be available to buy from 5th September online and with a few galleries and Art in the Pen, Skipton before hand.
The four image are:
The Struggle, a long, steep narrow road winding up from Ambleside to join Kirkstone Pass. One of the King of the Mountain stages.
Ullswater Lake with its stunning mountain background and the classic Ullswater steamer.
Keswick, showing its town and famous Moot Hall, Derwent Lake, the Castlerigg stone circle and Skiddaw in the background
Grasmere with Rydal and Grasmere Lake, Dove Cottage where Wordsworth was born and the church where he was buried.
I have crossed the border to Lancashire and one of my favourite cycling areas for my latest Tour of Britain collection. This set of four coasters depicts the second stage of the race which starts this Sunday (6th September) in Wales. Stage 2 takes on some of the challenging hills around Pendle and the Trough of Bowland, fab cycling country. My four new images are Clitheroe (the start of stage two), Whalley, Dunsop Bridge (centre of UK) and Pendle Hill.
I am officially launching all four images today as coasters and prints at the WI Centennial in Harrogate. They are also available in the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Puddleducks in Dunsop Bridge and via my online shop.