A Portland cliff top was a hub of activity when a cycling pianist paid a visit.

Anthony Hewitt stopped peddaling to perform at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park on his 1,200-mile journey from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.

He was accompanied by a piano on a van, named the ‘BeethoVan’, as part of the Stone Island 2012 project, which has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire mark.

A mixture of classic piano and contemporary dance was enjoyed by visitors on the cliff overlooking Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay.

Paul Crabtree and Hannah Sofaer worked with Portland Stone Quarry Trust to organise the Stone Island project.

Ms Sofaer said: “It is a project to bring different cultures and art work together ahead of the Olympics.

“We were really pleased people came to see Anthony play.”

Mr Hewitt was joined by dance students from Royal Manor Arts College and talented young pianist Max Blass.

Angela Williams, who is head of dance at Royal Manor Arts College, said: “It seemed like a really good way for students to use their talent to get geared up for the games.”

As part of the Maritime Mix Cultural Olympiad by the sea events, the project aims to get residents and visitors involved to celebrate the forthcoming Games.

Stone Island 2012 will offer a programme of music, drama, exhibitions, stone-carving festivals and landscape interpretation walks of the sculpture environment, history and geology of Portland.

Music played by Mr Hewitt is making up a total of 26 recitals on the journey between May 9 and 29.

Find out more about Stone Island 2012 programme at learningstone. org Find out more about the Maritime Mix at maritimemix2012.com