Go back to the list Jun 23, 2014

Le Tour Comes To York

We’re used to Grand Departs here at the York Nestlé factory. One statistic that we’ve turned up suggests that during the mid-20th century we had to find room in our cycle sheds for 8,000 employees bicycles at a time. It is possible; including all of our seasonal staff we had 14,000 people at the old Rowntree’s works at a time when cars were scarce.

Whether it’s for commuting to work, going out on a day trip, or taking a cycling holiday abroad; our York factory employees have always been avid cyclists. Check out these images from our archive:


See the archive images on our Flickr feed.