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Sheffield’s unique Tour De France tributes

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Tributes to the Tour De France in Sheffield Tributes to the Tour De France in Sheffield

There’s a big event happening this weekend. You might have heard of it… As the Tour De France Grand Départ 2014 approaches we take a look at some tributes to the event you probably could only find in Sheffield.

Tour De Jarvis

Street graffiti artist Stewy took the opportunity to link the famous cycle race with one of Sheffield’s favourite sons by stencilling Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker onto a bike.

‘Tour De Jarvis’ can be found on Grinders Hill, by Shoreham Street/Brown Street.

Bicycle Wall

As part of the build up to the Tour De France Grand Départ, The Yorkshire Festival 2014 have asked the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (yes, that’s a real thing) to stage an exhibition at Don Valley Bowl, near the finish for Stage 2, on Sunday.

“Dry stone walls frame the fields and are an integral part of the landscape and beauty of Yorkshire, and the craft of building them is a part of our traditional culture,” say the South Yorkshire branch of the DWSA.

In honour of the event, this special bicycle shaped stone wall has been built.

Hendo’s Bottle

Of course, no event or occasion would truly be accepted in Sheffield without being celebrated by Henderson’s Relish.

The famous spicy Yorkshire sauce, made in the heart of the city, has produced a special label for the race, welcoming cyclists to Sheffield.

With this honour the Tour De France has joined the ranks of, amongst others, Jessica Ennis’ gold medal, The Arctic Monkeys’ album release and both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United by having its own Hendo’s.

There are plenty of other tributes to the event around the city, which ones are your favourites? Have your say in the comments below.

I am me. Sheffield born, bred and proud. A Sheffield Wednesday fan, web person and marketing guy. I have a huge and varied musical tastes. Watch TV and Films like most others, so I am pretty much... errr... 'normal'. Whatever that means.

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