A COUNCIL is saddling up for a flower-powered cycle challenge.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is going for a second gold medal in a row as it prepares its entry for the RHS Show Tatton Park from July 21-25.
The cycling themed- design, entitled On Yer Bike, was chosen to celebrate the city of Chester’s selection as a cycle demonstration city, an area with outstanding provision for cyclists, as well as to highlight the many bike routes and beautiful scenery that Cheshire West and Chester has to offer.
The flower bed design simulates a pedal-powered tour through the historical and cultural sites of the area, incorporating key elements of the region’s heritage.
The Roman history of Chester, Winsford and Northwich’s salt connection and Ellesmere Port’s rich industry are all brought to life in the display.
If that’s not enough to encourage visitors to jump on their bikes and explore the region, the flower bed promotes the many bike trails and routes available such as the recent extension to the Greenway route.
Streetscene strategy manager Sue Fernandes said: “Our debut flower bed entry as Cheshire West and Chester Council was such a success last year it will be a hard act to follow. “However, we’re confident our bicycle themed design will make an impact.
“This year’s design is a wonderful celebration of our history, and one that will hopefully inspire the crowds to get on their bikes.
“A lot of hard work goes into producing our flower bed but I’m sure it will pay off.”
RHS Show Tatton Park manager Kris Hulewicz said: “We’re thrilled to have the team return to this year’s competition and are looking forward to seeing their design fully realised.”