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Black Sheep launches Velo ahead of Tour de France

29th May 2014

Yorkshire brewery Black Sheep has launched a beer to celebrate the Tour de France coming to its home county this summer. 

Velo, French for bicycle, is described as "a free wheeling 4.2% ABV fresh pale ale brewed with cascade hops and an ever so subtle hint of orange and coriander."

Developed at the Black Sheep microbrewery before being promoted to the company's main plant, Velo will help raise funds for cyclist Mike Hughes, Yorkshire’s Marie Curie Peloton rider.

Mark will be part of a group of amateur cyclists which ride the stage one route on the day of the race, raising valuable funds for charity along his way.

As part of the traditional 'Le Grand Depart' the 101st Tour de France will begin in Leeds on July 5 with a stage to Harrogate and a second stage a day later from York to Sheffield.

After stage three from Cambridge to London the peloton will return to France.

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