Tour de Yorkshire 2016: Biking Biscuits
Last year saw the Tour De France passing through Yorkshire and cycling fever ran riot. We’re nothing if not proud of our home county of North Yorkshire, so we’re very excited that the cycle race is returning again this year as the Tour de Yorkshire, even more so that a number of our shops and even our bakery will see the Tour passing by their front doors. Check out the route that the cyclists will be taking on the Biking Yorkshire site created by Blue Chip Holidays, and make sure you click onto Stage 3 and Helmsley to spot us making a little feature in the fact box! If anyone can name all the towns and villages that the tour will head through that are home to one of our Thomas the Baker stores, we’ll be very impressed! Have a look at our store list here for a few hints.
In celebration of the event, we’ve put our best icers onto creating some celebratory bike biscuits in the eminent bright blue and yellow colours that we’re seeing decorating the streets of Yorkshire at the moment. They’ve been going down a storm recently as we Yorkshire folk are a patriotic lot! We shared some images of them on our Twitter and Facebook pages yesterday (are you following us on these yet?) and we’ve never seen such a liking and sharing frenzy before.
With the tour taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, we’re hoping that there’ll be a little less snow than we’ve seen over the past few days – one of the “burdens” of living in Yorkshire! – and more of the support we’re already seeing. If you’re planning to sit out and watch the cyclists, make sure to grab some of our biscuits now to show your support – they won’t be around for much longer!