Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and fit during the ongoing pandemic. Although many governments around the world have started to lift restrictions, there are still risks of transmission, especially following the emergence of more infectious strains. With that in mind, it’s a lot safer to spend a day cycling in the countryside and through the many beautiful trails we have here in the UK, and follow it up with a freshly brewed latte and a slice of cake in one of these cafés:
Great Café Stops In The UK
Maison du Velo - Not only does MdV have some of the best coffee and cakes around, but they also feature a road and mountain bike repair shop from which they run regular shop rides, a great way to learn the local routes of Surrey! Keep in mind that Maison Du Velo, carry a range of beautiful bikes and, as well as many other cafes listed here, they also stock interesting and unique accessories including Salice Sunglasses & Helmets.
Look Mum No Hands!, East London- adorned by various cycling paraphernalia, this café has a cosy interior and a cool courtyard and there’s a big screen that shows the latest cycle races. For cyclists in East London, Look Mum No Hands! is a go-to café that holds regular events and bicycle maintenance courses.
Bicicletta, Saffron Walden- located in the market town of Saffron Waldon, Bicicletta is a popular spot for many riders based in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. It has an extensive menu along with a stylish interior and some of the best coffee you’ve ever tasted. There is also plenty of outdoor seating for those particularly nice days.
Prologue Performance Cycling | Road Cycling Hub & Cafe, Harrogate – “Riding a bike isn’t a simple sport, it’s a science – especially if you plan on doing it fast.”
Prologue Performance Cycling is a combination of:- high-performance road bike shop, workshop, café, treatment room, and bike-fit centre. Riders from across the country make this a regular destination. Whether its expert purchase advice or a meeting space to gather with friends pre, during or post race, Prologue will share your passion.
Maglia Rosso, Bury St Edmunds- located just South of Bury St Edmunds, Maglia Rosso is an independent cycle shop and licensed café, famous for their homemade sausage rolls and unmistakably strong coffee drinks. While you enjoy a quick bite, you can have your bike tuned up and ready for the road.
Love and Piste, East Leake, Loughborough- with a wide range of name brand active and outdoor wear their retail store, and a quaint café experience at the Coffee Corner, Love and Piste should be on your cycling destination short list. Their selection of freshly ground coffee, teas, cold drinks, delicious cakes and other treats make this a great stop in any weather.
G!RO Café, Esher- when you combine award-winning coffee with a full service café and one of the area’s leading specialty bike shops, you get G!RO. Whether you stop on for breakfast or lunch, you will always be greeted by their friendly staff and don’t forget to stop over to the bike shop for the latest gear or some merch.
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