Biking band perks up office workers

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A family of musical cyclists are inspiring office workers in a mural by a Bedford artist.

David Litchfield painted the large-scale illustration in the Mill Street i-Kan building after being commissioned by Bridget Harris, who runs her business from there. CEO Ms Harris said: “We’ve been huge fans of David’s work and had already bought some of his prints for the office.

“Having artwork in a work environment is very nourishing and inspiring.”

Mr Litchfield said he was inspired to use eccentric cyclists as a basis for the work by Ms Harris’ family habit of travelling by bike.

He said: “This is their family business and they are on a crazy adventure.

“It was great fun to do, to create something that big. It’s a bit of a weird image which will keep people interested.”

The building is owned by Bedford Borough Council, and it is hoped future tenants will be able to enjoy the mural.

Mr Litchfield currently has his interactive Imagined Cities project at The Higgins Bedford. It encourages people to draw on the walls to add to his black-and-white drawings of buildings and public spaces.

The former Bedford College art tutor also recently created an illustration for the Center Parcs Woburn resort.

The mural was officially opened on Friday, July 18. To book a viewing, email