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Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench

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This is one of many 'portrait benches' creates by Sustrans to mark the National Cycle Route. Each comprise a wooden bench in front of a portrait silhouette, in this case three portraits with subjects chosen by the local community. The portraits are approximately life-size, laser cut in sheet steel, based on photographs. The subjects here are Beryl Burton, OBE (a champion cyclist), Nicola Adams, MBE (an Olympic boxer), and, chosen by local children, a water vole.

Portrait Bench


2010 or before




H 250 x W 375 x D 2 cm (E)

Accession number


Acquisition method

built following allocation of lottery funds to Sustrans

Work type

Street furniture


Leeds City Council


Leeds City Council

Work status


Unveiling date



at all times

Signature/marks description

Beryl Burton OBE / 1937-1996 / Winning over 90 UK cycling championships and 7 world titles. Born in Halton & lived in Morley. / Nicola Adams MBE / Won the first ever Olympic Women's Boxing Gold / Medal at the London 2012 Games. Born & educated at East Lee


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Located at

Wetherby Road, Leeds


Located east of Roundhay St John Church, on the south side of the road, at the northern end of Wyke Beck Way.