Tour of Britain competitions

Competitions for children and young people

Is your child aged between 4 and 11-years-old? If so, we've got just the thing for them!

Our Tour of Britain competitions are giving them the opportunity to: 

  • design the starting flag and wave it at the start of the stage, 
  • design the winner's trophy and present it to the winner of the stage, 
  • design a cycling jersey and present it to the winner, 
  • write a short story and have it read out over the tannoy at the race,
  • build a sculpture with their classmates out of recycled materials. 

We've got great prizes on offer including tickets to family fun activities at Rufford Abbey, Sherwood Forest, and Holme Pierrepont County Parks, VIP tickets to the start or end of the race, and class prizes!

Find out more and enter these competitions

Best dressed town or village

In previous years we have received lots of fantastic entries for our 'best dressed' competition with dozens of local communities embracing the international sporting event by transforming towns and villages for the day. Miles of bunting, flags, yellow bikes and creative displays have helped celebrate some of the world’s top cyclists racing through our county. Who will get the accolade of 'best dressed town or village' this year?!

To take part, all you have to do is send us no more than four photos via email to (subject line: TOB Best Dressed Competition) or by posting your photos on social media using #NottsTOB. The closing date to submit your entries is Monday 11 September.

Please make sure you have permission from the owners of any buildings or land you want to decorate.

In need of inspiration? Here are a few ideas:

  • Decorate the route with flags and bunting;
  • Create colourful town/village/window displays;
  • Get your local community group involved;
  • Decorate old wheels or bikes to display;
  • Create land art in your local space – the bigger the better;
  • The theme doesn’t need to be bicycle related, you can showcase your district heritage, landmarks, famous people or anything you are proud of;
  • Celebration of industries are also encouraged but commercial advertising will not be counted

Take a look at the previous best dressed villages from 2018 to get your ideas flowing!









National land art competition

Get involved in the national land art competition and show how imaginative you can be!

In previous years, Notts residents have created some absolutely fantastic land art, so it's time to get your thinking caps on and plan what you could create for the big day when the race comes to our county - your land art could be shown on live TV!!

Find out more about the official Tour of Britain land art competition and take a look at some of the previous Notts entries in 2017 and 2018 below.

The baaaa has already been set by our very own local farmer Des Allen, whose sheep-based land art went viral on social media during the 2017 race.


 Created by Newark Air Museum


Created by Girton Boating Club


Created by Newstead Primary School

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