Shropshire cyclist, Steve Grice has been presented with an award for his ‘Services to Bacon’ in thanks for his meaty reviews of the best butties across the Midlands.
The accolade from industry campaign, Love Pork, was presented to Steve along with a pair of limited edition sausage boxers and a squeezy pig, by the Chairman of the Newport Shropshire Cycling Club at their prestigious award dinner on 4 November.
Chairman Nick Jeggo, said: “Over the past two years Steve Grice has built up a network of faithful followers who pedal to test his top-rated bacon sandwiches at cafes across Shropshire and the West Midlands area.
“Now I know that most people love bacon and cyclists are some of its biggest advocates, but Steve really has gone above and beyond. His attention to detail is spot on, sandwiches can be marked down for not being crispy enough, adding butter without asking first, sauce being added first and any form of greenery on the plate earns a whole two point deduction.
“We were delighted to present him with the award from Love Pork, which is both in good humour and even better in taste.”
Steve’s enthusiasm has spread and he has built up a following of people who text him photos of their homemade specials, together with places they think may serve the perfect bacon sandwich.
Head of Pork Marketing at Love Pork, Kirsty Walker said: “We’d like to share our heartfelt thanks to Steve who really is putting pork on the map in Shropshire and the wider West Midlands area. His outstanding standards and discerning taste buds have inspired many of his fellow cyclists to fuel their trips with a tasty meal, to give them energy for the rest of their journey.
“We’ve heard that Steve is even planning to position his squeezy little pig on the front of his handlebars, to lead the way to the next bacon butty or perhaps even a sausage bap. Thanks for your support Steve and the Newport Shropshire Cycling Club.”
To keep up to date with Steve’s latest reviews search for Newport Shropshire Cycling Club on Facebook and to find out how to cook variations of the perfect bacon sandwich visit LovePork.co.uk.