Ilfracombe residents had an interesting surprise this morning (Tuesday) when they woke to find a giant bicycle on Capstone Hill had been remodelled.

The bike created by Plastic Free campaigners on Captone, Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan CollinsThe bike created by Plastic Free campaigners on Captone, Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan Collins

The massive bicycle was constructed from cardboard, designed by Atlas Packaging and used to promote the Plastic Free North Devon movement.

The idea was that the bike would be captured by television cameras as the tour passed through the town, but sadly bad weather grounded the chopper.

And in an interesting twist, residents awoke this morning to find the bike had been reconstructed into something entirely different overnight.

While a bit of a rude awakening, the cardboard construction has now been removed from the hillside.

Seth Conway, project co-ordinator, said: “The bike was designed to highlight the great work of the Plastic Free North Devon organisation in helping to clean our beaches and encourage people to cut out single use plastic as much as possible.

“It was going to have been taken down today anyway but someone got there first.

“They’ve shown some creativity, but it’ll be the bike that’s remembered.”