Giant Badgers Give Bike Container Wild New Look – This Is Somerset

The Bath and North East Somerset Sports and Active Leisure cycle container behind St Nicholas Church Centre, in Radstock, has become part of the landscape thanks to a makeover.

A team from the Old Bakery Artists volunteered for the task and, working with paints, brushes and a beautiful design, have transformed the blue corrugated box into a lush landscape complete with larger-than-life badgers.

Artist Michael Barnard came up with the design concept and was assisted by fellow artists Frank Reeves, John Dryburgh, Josie Meaking and Allayne Treadway.

They were thanked for their work by the rector of Radstock, the Rev Sue Greatorex.

Also joining the celebrations to mark the unveiling of the mural were instigators of the scheme Caroline Green, formerly of nesa (North East Somerset Arts), Chris Revill and Eugene Kertzman, of B&NES Cycling for Leisure.

John Dryburgh talks of the experience, “The Old Bakery Artists’ Trail is getting very close. Several of us were at the Church tea rooms in Radstock to set up an exhibition of our work which will last for 2 months and will form part of the trail. The tearooms will be a starting point for the Radstock end of the trail and will have information and maps of all venues which takes place from May 10-12. While I was there this morning I took the opportunity to photograph the container which stands behind the tearooms, which was decorated by Michael B. who designed the mural, but was aided by some members of the OBA. It remains quite magnificent with all the colours looking clean and bright. Take a look next time you are in the tearooms.”