A man in London spent the whole day cycling through the streets of the busy city to craft a giant, very detailed snowman.
Anthony Hoyte, from Cheltenham, use the road mapping app Strava to create the festive larger-than-life image- a accomplishment that took 10 hours.
The 49 -year-old cyclist said he “wanted to do something festive, ” but the snowman, complete with branch arms, scarf, carrot nose and stove-top hat “ended up so big.”
Originally, Hoyte came up with the idea last year and carved out the route on paper, but ultimately was unable to cycle the route after he came “down with the lurgy, ” he told BBC.
But this year he was determined.
“It took 10 hours, I expended the whole day doing it and did it all in one go, ” he said to BBC. “I had to stop and find public toilet and went the wrong way a few days but it’s so big no one’s going to notice.”
Hoyte has created incredible pieces of artwork with his bicycle before- including one title Fowl Play, which won him first prize in the city’s Strava art competition in September.
He said he started use the Strava app to make his unique doodles about three years ago.
“I look at the[ Strava] map and look for things I can depict. It’s like looking at clouds and seeing scenes, ” he said to BBC.
“Ideally you need a place with a high concentration of roads, ” he said of his scene planning.
During his years as a cycling artist, Hoyte has created a flock of birds, a face with hair, a pair of elephants and a “not very good” dog- and learned some things along the way.
“But faces are impossible and I’ve made a note to self: don’t do hair again.”
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