Land Art For Tour de Yorkshire: A robotic line marking machine designed primarily for marking out sports pitches has been used to create a series of striking images of cyclists on an Askern hillside for the Asda Tour de Yorkshire cycling event.
The Land Art – in one case measuring 100 metres by 40 metres – was commissioned by Doncaster Council using its recently-acquired TinyLineMarker (TLM) GPS robotic line marking machine, working in close co-operation with the machine and paint supplier, Rigby Taylor.
Rigby Taylor used council-supplied artwork to create the operating program for the GPS-guided machine to apply its award-winning Impact Ready-to-use bright white line marking paint. Less than 60 litres of paint were used to create the images.
The images were painted onto the field at Askern, for the Doncaster to Selby stage one of the tour on Thursday May 2 and were clearly visible by the airborne TV cameras as well as by the competitors and spectators.
Doncaster Council’s Street Scene team invested in the robot to achieve “extraordinary levels of savings in time, resources and money” in the line marking of the 92 football pitches under its care.
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