A LITTLE bit of country arrived in Sydney this week as three of Cumnock’s Animals on Bikes sculptures went on display at the Royal Easter Show.
The Animals on Bikes sculptures have been a tourist attraction in the central west since 2009.
The sculptures selected to appear in Sydney are a giant chicken called Hot Rod Henny, a horse called Off to the Cumnock Show and a huge sunflower called Sunflowers for all Seasons.
Hot Rod Henny is outside the poultry pavilion, Off to the Cumnock Show is outside the member’s stand and Sunflowers for all Seasons is in the Terrazzo area outside the Southee complex.
Rhonda Watt and husband Andrew created Hot Rod Henny, a three-metre high chicken on a bike, and say it has been great to see how people have reacted to her.
“The adults were getting as bit a kick out of it as the children were,” she said.
“What a hoot it was to see it go on the back of the truck, we built them to go 20km to town not 350km to Sydney.”
Mrs Watt said she never imagined Henny would make her way to Sydney but hoped the exhibition would attract more people to the region.
“We are excited that more than 900,000 people get the chance to view Henny and her friends and we are expecting people to come to the area to drive the trail,” she said.
“It is a wonderful drive and bringing children along adds much excitement as they carefully spy for the sculptures in the paddocks.”
The 120 Animals on Bikes sculptures start from Molong and finish at the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, going via Cumnock and Yeoval.