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Yorkshire cyclist creates giant bike on Strava

DaveyL rode nearly 50 miles in and around north Leeds to draw picture

We know lots of you here on like a bit of Strava art – and one of our readers in Yorkshire has mailed us his creation, depicting a giant bicycle sketched out during a 47.8-mile ride around north Leeds and the surrounding countryside.

DaveyL, to give him his user name, took four hours to complete the ride in September, and got in touch with us after he saw our story yesterday about a giant snowman created on Strava by two students in Dublin.

> Students create giant snowman on Strava

He rides for Team Cystic Fibrosis, which raises £50,000 each year for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, including through this Just Giving page.

It’s not the first huge bicycle we’ve seen traced across UK roads on Strava, and it’s far from the biggest – remember David Taylor’s version carried out during a mammoth ride of almost 200 miles in the New Forest in October last year?

> New Strava segment for the New Forest

Across the Atlantic, meanwhile, GPS artist WallyGPX is as busy as ever in Baltimore – there’s a bit of a Star Wars theme going on this week on his Twitter feed.

Given the grid pattern of the city’s streets, there’s a certain angular quality to his work.

> WallyGPX back on the streets

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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