We are chuffed to be offering some really special winners medals for the PHCX and OLPCX races. Designed and made by the maker of one of Sheffield’s loved pieces of public art, tucked away in Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens, Bear Pit. David Mayne graduated from Sheffield Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) in 1986 and is as passionate about cycling as he is about sculpture and the outdoors environment, the medals he has designed for us are part of his ‘Velo Art’ series.


If you go down to the ‘Bear Pit’ today…. Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens is home to one of Davids Outdoor commissions


close up of one of David’s ‘Velo Art’ Sculptures


Speaking to David and reading his bio it’s obvious that he gets the Sheffield Urban Concept, not only from a race perspective, but also the way we have used the format as a way to show how Sheffield’s current regeneration is reinvigorating areas, building new communities and welcoming new industry in areas of the city that once throbbed with the sound of heavy industry but now hum with creativity as new business sectors, such as creative, outdoors and hospitality make Sheffield home.


The ‘Mayne’ man


David Mayne – Artist Bio

“Since graduating from Sheffield Polytechnic in 1986 David Mayne has developed his work from raw assemblage with found objects to the much more refined pieces he now creates. One thing has remained constant – the use of metal. David started using steel after visiting one of the (then) many scrap yards in Sheffield and was instantly drawn to the colour and texture of discarded metal.

David has a lifelong passion with nature and landscape – from early days of climbing and hill walking to mountain biking and fell running. He now lives in Holmfirth near areas of stunning woodland and wild and beautiful hills and moorland. The work he now creates is a response to the landscape and his past adventures within it.”


If you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these hand made medals then we still have places on the start line for the Park Hill CX – PHCX on 28th July





David’s Velo Art range has some really stunning pieces in it, more information can be found over on his website 

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