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Cyclist makes 88 km virtual snowman in London

London man, Anthony Hoyte, made the incredibly detailed snowman with the help of the route mapping app Strava.

(Strava)

A man in London have the whole day cycling through the streets of the busy city to craft a massive, highly detailed snowman.

Anthony Hoyte, of Cheltenham, used the route mapping app Strava to create the festive larger-than-life image – a feat that took 10 hours.

The 49-year-old cyclist said he “wanted to do something festive,” but the snowman, complete with twig arms, scarf, carrot nose , and stove-top hat “ended up so big.”

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Originally, Hoyte came up with the idea last year and carved out the route on paper, but ultimately was not able to cycle the route after he came “down with the lurgy,” he told BBC.

But this year, he was determined.

“It took 10 hours, I have the whole day to do and did it in a time,” he told the BBC. “I had to stop and public toilets, and went the wrong way a few times, but it is so big, no one will notice.”

Hoyte has made incredible works of art with his bike before – including a title Fowl Play, that he won the first prize in the city of Strava art competition in September.

Hoyte started making doodles with his bicycle, the use of the app three years ago, and won first place in the Strava art competition with his “Fowl Play” – picture.

(Strava)

He said that he started using the Strava app to create his unique doodles about three years ago.

“I look at the [Strava] folder, and look for the things that I can pull. It’s like looking at clouds and seeing pictures,” he told the BBC.

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“In the ideal case, you need a place with a high concentration of roads,” he said of his picture schedule.

Hoyte said the course of the years, he has a lot of different pieces, but never again “do her again.”

(Strava)

During his years as a cycling artist, Hoyte has created a flock of birds, a face with hair, a few elephants, and a “not good” dog – and learned a few things along the way.

“But the faces are impossible and I have a note to self: don’t do it to her again.”

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