Le Tour de Yorkshire - Gifts actually FROM YORKSHIRE from Snowden Flood
07 April 2014
Excitement is building in our studio about Le Tour de Yorkshire!! Yes the Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire in early July 2014. The route passes through some of the most stunning in the country. And Stage 2 - which goes from York to Sheffield seems to follow the route of some of our product manufacturing.... spookily mixing my love of cycling and all things cycling related with my love of UK manufacturing!
Stage 2 departs York Sunday 6th July. (You'll have spent Saturday looking around http://www.snow-home.co.uk on Gillygate in York - they are one of our newest stockists and have just had a refit. Do go in and tell Angus how great it all looks).
Onto Huddersfield cycling fast - you are now in the region of the country in which our award winning printers make our cards, notebooks and prints from waterbased inks and recycled papers.
Over to Holme Moss for some climbing. If our legs are tired we can spritz them with some cologne that we keep in one of our Cycling Lady pouches - the fabric is printed in Macclesfield and the bags are sewn in Manchester (which can be seen over the hill!)
Now... down the hill into Sheffield for the finale of Stage 2. That's a wrap. Yes it really is a wrap because our beautiful Croisette wrapping paper is printed in Sheffield - again on recycled paper and with waterbased ink. Hurray - we can use some to wrap all our cycling gifts up in.
Please wave as you go past to Jackie, Ruth, Sue, Noel, Janice, Emma and Shona. OK so they didn't cycle Stage 2 but they work hard to make our products look beautiful and most of them are Yorkshire based.