Hors categorie shepherding skills

Making giant bikes in fields near pro races has become a bit of an art form over the years, but a farmer at the Tour of Britain has taken things to the next level by making a bike out of sheep.

The amazing display was spotted from the helicopter on the outskirts of Coddington, with just over five kilometres to go on the 165km stage four between Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent.

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The innovative farmer appears to have used feed laid out in the shape of a bike to coax the sheep into position as the race passed, with the sheep starting off by forming the top tube, handlebars, and seatpost, before moving into position on the wheels to reveal a remarkable accurate bike.

The race continues on Thursday with a 16km time trial starting and finishing in Clacton, where we’ll be on the look out for more living pieces of art trying to catch the eye of the helicopter pilot.