Trinity Leeds has unveiled a 31m-wide yellow bike on its glass dome roof to commemorate the city’s largest Tour de Yorkshire event.
The huge installation took five days to construct, with teams piecing together 80 separate pieces of yellow vinyl, stretching a total of 720sq m.
The shopping centre’s general manager David Maddison unveiled the yellow bike today, alongside Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity.
“The Tour de Yorkshire is fabulous event which puts the county on the international map,” Maddison said.
“We wanted to show our support for the race and give it a spectacular welcome to the city.
“It’s taken a lot of planning and staff hours to construct but we’re delighted with the result. It’s the biggest graphic we’ve ever created – in fact it’s so big we’ve been told it can probably be seen from space.”
Verity added: “It really is inspiring to see the huge efforts people are going to get into the spirit of the Tour de Yorkshire – and talking of huge efforts, this yellow bike is enormous.
“The race is a fantastic way to showcase Yorkshire across the world – and now we can showcase our magnificent county out of this world too, as incredibly, the bike could even be seen from space! It’s a great achievement from the team at Trinity Leeds.”