Five Powys primary schools ‘struck a pose’ for a helicopter crew as it flew a section of the Stage Four Tour of Britain route ahead of the race in September.

Builth Wells, Llanbrynmair, Llanelwedd, Newbridge on Wye and Rhayader primary schools created the artwork which was captured in the sky by the Dyfed Powys Police helicopter crew, which flew the Powys section of the race last week (Tuesday 21 June).

Stage Four of the Tour of Britain, which is the largest free-to-view sporting event in the UK, will finish in Powys for the first time at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd on Wednesday 7 September. It enters north Powys at Llangynog before taking a challenging route through the Dyfi Valley then it heads to Rhayader and down to Newbridge-on-Wye before finishing at the showground.

Cllr Avril York, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “We’re delighted that the Tour of Britain is returning to Powys and to have a race finish in the county for the first time is truly exciting.

“It is great to see local schools join in with the excitement of the race coming to Powys by creating the huge artworks and that the Dyfed Powys Police helicopter crew captured their efforts from the sky.

“We announced a land art competition and shop front competition so that communities and businesses can show their support when the Tour of Britain rides through Powys. And with coverage of the race set to be broadcast across the globe, this is a huge opportunity to showcase your community and shout to the world what Powys has to offer.”

To view the artwork created by the five Powys primary schools, visit