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Upcoming Harrogate exhibition to celebrate global passion for cycling through flags

Calling all vexillophiles: this is what you’ve been waiting for. Photo: Sir Paul Smith montage by Sabine Villiard

George Smith
10 Sep 2019

To celebrate one of the premier events in cycling’s calendar making its way to Yorkshire, recent partnership Hup Hup Hup have announced an exhibition which is to display nine flags designed by nine contributors from the world of cycling.

The collaboration - consisting of North Brewing co, creative studio Conductor, and digital agency Hypergram - came together to celebrate their passion for cycling and share it with other fans through the medium of flags.

They have invited nine leading designers and artists from around the world to create their own flag for display between 21st and 29th September in Harrogate, Yorkshire - hosted at one third of Hup Hup Hup’s very own North Bar.

Amongst those contributing a design to the exhibition are Sir Paul Smith, iconic fashion designer, multiple Grand Tour Stage winner and previous Road and Time Trial National Champion David Millar, as well as current Education First rider Taylor Phinney.

Celebrated graphic artist Anthony Burill, designer James Ockelford, and renowned designer Michael C. Place will also be creating their own flag.

While Vienna based cycling brand BBUC, multi-discipline artist Death Spray Custom, and creative studio Conductor complete the list.

For all those with an interest in cycling memorabilia or vexillology, prints and a commemorative brochure from the exhibition will be made available to buy in person and online from the 21st September.

Profits from any sales will go to The Dave Rayner Fund - a charity dedicated to helping young British cyclists fulfil their dreams within the sport.

The flags will be exhibited from 21st to 29th September, at the North Bar, Harrogate, Yorkshire during the World Championships.