Need to refuel after your weekly ride? Check out these TOP 5 UK cycling cafes and get your coffee and cake fix.
Cycling and cafe culture go hand in hand so it’s no surprise that cycling cafes are popping up all over the UK. Here are 5 of our favourites - get in touch if we’ve missed yours.
Look Mum No Hands! Old Street, London www.lookmumnohands.com
Proudly serving London’s cycling community since 2010, Look Mum No Hands! was a pioneer in cycle cafe culture. The combination of speciality coffee, artisan cakes and a dedicated bike workshop made the Old St. location the place for cyclists to hang out in London. As their popularity has grown they’ve opened a pop space at the Southbank Centre and now open in the evenings serving some the UK’s finest craft beers. Coffee, cake, bikes and beer - definitely worth a visit.
Pilgrim Cycles, Box Hill Train station, Surrey www.pilgrim-cycles.co.uk
Box Hill will forever be etched into UK cycling history after being part of the challenging Olympic Road race course for London 2012. Pilgrim Cycles, located at Box Hill station, is the perfect pit stop before hitting the famous Surrey hills.
Society Cafe, Bath www.society-cafe.com
Society have two locations in Bath and one Oxford and all have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in which to consume the finest coffee, cakes and pastries. There's plenty of bike parking outside and it's a great place to meet other cycling enthusiasts in the area stopping off for a mid ride coffee.
The Cycle Hub, Newcastle Upon Tyne www.thecyclehub.org
Located on the North East’s Sustrans 72 cycle route, The Cycle Hub is a proudly independent cafe with a dedicated and fully equipped bike workshop. The Hub organise regular cycle clubs for all abilities and is a great starting point for a number of traffic free routes.
Ronde, Edinburgh www.rondebike.com
Ronde is more than just a bike cafe and offers all manner of services including various training programmes, on-going fitness tests, bike fitting appointments and a workshop. Ronde is also a community of enthusiastic riders and the Ronde cycle club boasts 120 dedicated members. The cafe serves delicious coffee, cake and soups and is always full of like minded and friendly people.