Barnsley food producers are cooking up a Tour de France storm

From the town’s breweries to its pies shops, Barnsley is proving that it’s eager to offer spectators the very best Tour de France experience.

There’s a unique Tour de France beer – suitably named Sur Votre Velo – that’s French for ‘on your bike’. So far, 15,000 pints have being sold.

Cafes across the borough will be serving Le Tour themed food including Wiggins and Cavendish burgers.

However, it’s not just visitors who can benefit from the Tour de France cuisine in Barnsley – local producers are even holding cookery classes for locals to teach them the art of French cuisine… with a Yorkshire twist.

Whether you fancy making a Penistone pork pie or a French-style apple tart, there’s something for everyone.

Sue Thiedeman, head of Culture and Visitor Economy at Barnsley Council, said:

“Barnsley has a great range of superb food and drink producers and suppliers and it’s fantastic to see so many of them embracing the opportunities the Tour de France Grand Depart offers.

“France may be famous for its culinary talents but I’m sure foodies visiting Barnsley over the next few weeks won’t be disappointed!”

Cyclists will pass through the Barnsley borough on Sunday July 6 between 3pm and 4pm as part of Stage 2 of the Grand Depart.

The group of 198 cyclists will enter the borough through Woodhead Pass heading towards Langsett, before making its way towards Sheffield.

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