YORKSHIRE cycling legend Brian Robinson switched on the lights on a very unusual Christmas tree in the Holbeck Urban Village area of Leeds.
The tree was commissioned by Igloo Regeneration Partnership, landlords of the Marshall’s Mill and Round Foundry developments, and celebrates Yorkshire’s role as the host of the start of the Tour de France in 2014 making Mr Robinson, the first Briton to win a stage of the Tour, the ideal person to perform the honours.
The ‘tree-cycle’ is made from 35 recycled bicycle wheels.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is a wonderful way of celebrating cycling through art and indeed Yorkshire’s Grand Départ. And what better time to ‘plant’ it than Christmas – it looks stunning lit up.”