Tour of Britain 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 12 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

Competitions for children and young people

Schools activity pack for 4-11 year olds

Download our activity pack aimed at primary school children for lots of fun and engaging information on the Tour of Britain that will be sure to drum up excitement in the build up to the race! Please note, the competitions within the pack have now closed, we'll be announcing the winners and their fabulous designs soon!

Download schools pack [pdf]

Helmet competition for 12-18 year olds

This year we had an exciting new competition for 12-18 year olds to design the artwork for the Ribble-Weldtite Pro Cycling team’s cycle helmets. The winning helmet design will be worn by the pro cycling team during the Nottinghamshire stage of the Tour of Britain and may even get captured on TV! The competition is now closed, but stay tuned to find out the winner and see their winning design!

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