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Portrait benches to honour local legends installed by Nottingham cycle path

Nottingham City Council and Sustrans East Midlands have installed the benches on NCN6 of the National Cycle Network on the River Leen corridor in Basford.

The benches honour amazing local people including Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Emily Campbell and Karl White.

The national portrait bench scheme features 30 figures and are being installed on 14 of the most popular cycle paths across the National Cycle Network in recognition of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee year thanks to funding from the Department for Transport.

About the new portrait benches

Thanks to funding this year from the Department for Transport, the new series of steel figures are to be installed across some of the most popular cycle paths in England.

These new benches celebrate the achievements of individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond for their communities.

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And they have been created by the skilled hands of artists Katy and Nick Hallett. 

The National Cycle Network spans 12,000 miles of signed cycling routes including over 5,000 miles of traffic-free paths.

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