Yorkshire’s finest food and drink producers will be showcased to the world’s media during the Tour de Yorkshire, including Doncaster based family run bakery, The Topping Pie Company.
Journalists from across the world will descend on Yorkshire for the international cycle race, which begins in Beverley on Friday 29th April with the finale in Scarborough on Sunday 1st May.
Media centres will be in place at all the finishes in Settle, Doncaster and Scarborough where journalists can keep up with all the racing action, file copy and feast on delicacies from some of Yorkshire’s best loved food and drink companies.
To celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire riding into the region, The Topping Pie Company has provided special ‘Pie-cycles’ to the Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster.
The 450g handcrafted pork pies are made to a family-recipe and sandwich delicious chicken breast with diced dried apricots and cranberry in layers of British Red Tractor pork meat baked in rich hot water crust pastry and finished off with a bicycle design top.
A showpiece Pie-cycle handcrafted by Chief Baker Roger Topping will also be on display at the media centre in Doncaster.
Roger Topping, managing director, The Topping Pie Company said:
“It’s fantastic news that the Tour is coming into town and we are delighted to get behind the iconic bike race with our special cycle-themed pork pies. The region boasts an array of award winning local food producers so visiting media will get to feed on a real Yorkshire feast.
“Our Pie-cycles will also be on sale in Doncaster Market and at our outlet in the Frenchgate Shopping Centre,” continued Roger.
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said:
“It is well known that Yorkshire is home to some of the finest food and drink producers in the country, and many of these will be showcased at the media centres during the Tour de Yorkshire.
“I am sure the journalists coming from far and wide to cover the race will be extremely impressed with the spread laid on for them.
“I would like to thank all companies who have contributed for their generosity and help in making the Tour de Yorkshire a success.”