A SPECIAL ale is being rereleased to mark this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Black Sheep Brewery’s Velo pale ale will return to pubs across the UK throughout April and May ahead of the event, which runs from May 2 to 5.

The beer was first launched in 2014 ahead of Le Grand Depart, and is the Tour de Yorkshire’s official beer, following a partnership with the event’s organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire, in 2018.

Jo Theakston, sales and marketing director at Black Sheep Brewery, said: “Since Le Grand Depart navigated the roads of Yorkshire and passed by our brewery in 2014, the legacy that the Tour created has had a lasting impact on us here at Black Sheep.

“Velo has grown to become one of our most popular brands and its return coincides with this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, offering people the perfect pint to enjoy while basking in the sun.”