The Moor Market is offering a French twist to the shopping experience this week to celebrate the world’s biggest cycle race coming to the city.
Thousands of spectators and cyclists will sweep into Sheffield this weekend when the Grand Depart of the Tour de France finally arrives on Sunday 6 July. Shoppers visiting The Moor Market can experience a distinctive French theme with a Tour de France inspired cookery demonstration and a host of distinctive customised cycles.
These were created by Recycle Bikes at the Heeley Development Trust, which also run bike maintenance and loan programmes as part of the Cycleboost initiative.
Cycling fans can have their picture taken with one of the customised bikes while wearing an official tour t-shirt in the Moor Market foyer. Two of the t-shirts are up for grabs in a competition on the Market’s Facebook page.
The cookery demonstration will showcase Yorkshire food with a French twist when Susannah Youdan, from S & J’s Pantry demonstrates how to cook French spring soup, garlic Yorkshire puddings and Herbs de Provence and Dijon mustard steak. The cookery demonstration will take place at 11am on Tuesday 1 July from the market’s demonstration kitchen.
Councillor Isobel Bowler, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, said:
“We are incredibly excited about the world’s biggest cycle race coming to the city this week and I think it’s great The Moor Market traders are getting into the spirit of the event.
“In addition to the activity at the market there is yellow branding throughout the city, including huge signs at both ends of the Winter Garden and Central Library, flags and lamp-post banners from the station up into town, a model of the Eifel Tower at the top of Fargate and not forgetting our Tourist Information Office opposite the Crucible on Tudor Square which is dedicated to the helping people enjoy the Tour including the sale of commemorative items.
“Sheffield city centre will have a big screen in the Peace Gardens from Friday to Monday and is the place to be in the evening before and after the tour with a special Tramlines stage on both evenings. There’s ample parking and great access to the tram to get out to the route.”
For more information about the Tour de France competition visit http://www.facebook.com/MoorMarket .