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Winner of Scarborough Stage of Tour de Yorkshire to be Awarded Giant Stick of Rock

Trevor Hodgson, John Bull Confectioners Ltd Managing Director (left) and  Janet Deacon, Welcome to Yorkshire Area Director (right)

Scarborough is getting ready to rock this year’s Tour de Yorkshire by revealing the very sweet ‘trophy’ that will be awarded to the winner of Stage Three of the race on Sunday 1 May.

A giant stick of rock, the treat recognised by many as synonymous with a trip to the Yorkshire coast, has been specially commissioned in yellow and blue, the colours associated with the Tour de Yorkshire.

Weighing in at a whopping 15 kilograms, with the phrase ‘TdY 2016 Scarborough’ running all the way through it, the rock ‘trophy’ will be presented to whichever rider is first to cross the Stage Three finish line in Scarborough’s North Bay.

Produced in the neighbouring town of Bridlington by John Bull Confectioners Ltd, which has two retail outlets in Scarborough, the rock contains around 64,000 calories, roughly the same amount ten pro cyclists burn up in just one day’s racing.

Cllr Tom Fox, Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, who will make the presentation on the winner’s podium said:
“Our aim is to add a quirky, light-hearted element to the prize giving and award something that will capture the imagination of local people as well as give the winner and worldwide audience an insight into our seaside specialities. Even if the winner’s strict nutritional regime doesn’t allow them to sample the rock, we hope that it will be a memorable souvenir of their fantastic achievement on the Yorkshire coast!”

Janet Deacon, Area Director for Welcome to Yorkshire said:
“For many visitors to Scarborough, a stick of rock is still the one sweet treat they can enjoy while they’re here and also take back home to delight a relative or friend. Our giant version is sure to put a smile on the face of the Stage Three winner and anyone they choose to share it with.”

The Stage Three winner will also be presented with a stunning framed print of Scarborough’s ‘North Bay Summer Sunrise’, taken by local photographer, John Edmonds.

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