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A parade of singing and percussion-bashing cyclists brought a surreal feel to Holmfirth streets.

The riders were performing ‘Eine Breeze’ by the avant-garde composer Mauricio Kagel as part of Holmfirth Art Festival and just three weeks from the Tour de France spectacular.

Some 47 cyclists rode between the Elephant and Castle pub, Hollowgate, and Holmfirth Bus Station singing, shouting, ringing bells and playing percussion.

The piece, originally composed for 111 cyclists, has been performed in London, Poland, Los Angeles and, coincidentally, in Glasgow yesterday.

The performance was chosen by Holmfirth-based composer and music lecturer, Barry Russell.

Mr Russell said: “It’s about the different qualities of sound and sounds moving past you.

“The sounds were lovely, especially the singing, and like all good art it makes people question things.

“We have a lot of people standing around smiling and looking quizzical.”

The performance ties in with the Tour de France Grand Depart which reaches Holmfirth, on July 6.

Holmfirth Art Festival organiser, Fiona Goh, said: “It’s the Yorkshire premier of the piece.

“It’s about the speciality of the festival: popping up, doing something magical, transforming the space and then disappearing.

“It’s a great idea and very fitting with the Tour de France coming to Holmfirth.”

Ms Goh added: “We had one wobble; it’s quite hard to cycle slowly!”

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