Cycling goes hand-in-hand with good food and coffee. Here is our choice of the best cycling cafes in the UK.
Roll for the Soul is Bristol's non-profit community bike cafe. They offer excellent food, coffee and have a friendly and expertly run workshop. Their main focus is on being a hub for cycling in the city and promoting all things to do with two wheel pedal power. It is not a bike cafe and workshop in Bristol, but one for Bristol, as their website rightly says.
The cafe serves all vegetarian food, which is predominantly organic and locally sourced. It also acts as a meeting place for local groups and clubs and holds regular live music events.
Roll for the Soul is one of our favourite places in Bristol and hats off to the founders for having the vision and determination to make this a marvellous treasure that Bristol can be proud of!
Based in London, they have two 2 very central cafe's (49 Old street and 125-127 Mare street) as well as pop-ups on the Southbank when the weather allows it!
They host everything from art exhibitions to speed dating, knitting classes to DJs, and of course the proverbial bike jumble. They also have a full time workshop at their Old street location and even offer maintenance courses so you too can learn how to fix your bike!
As well as nutritious-delicious food and excellent coffee, they sell a small range of quirky things from retro cycling caps to hand-painted peloton figurines.
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. In their words they are "A bicycle shop combining the best of road, sportive, urban and 29er bicycles."
They have some great bikes for sale including machines made by Condor and frames by Singular, as well as some quality kit by Rapha and Castelli. The stuff they sell is certainly of the ‘only high end’ variety, with the same quality and service being reflected throughout all aspects of this interesting Scottish establishment.
Your’e certainly lucky if you are into cycling and live near Tunbridge Wells, because this new bike cafe, Velo House has a lot to offer! Exciting new brands, excellent food and a a fine selection of hot beverages.
Their cafe offers a range of food from the healthy to the hearty. Specifically aimed at cyclists they have designed their menu around a trilogy of reduce (low calorie), refuel (high energy) or reward meals; depending on what you've been doing and how indulgent you're feeling. They serve a diverse range of teas, coffees, beers and even wines. They also offer the usual host of cycling trips, bike fittings, events and we are very jealous of their beautiful workshop!
A newly opened bike cafe in Oxford arose out of two previous cafes in Oxford's centre, one of which was run by ex-pro cyclist Flavio Zappi. It's now run by two self-taught baristas and prides itself on it's coffee, which they say is "the best in town".
It's a true cycling cafe and is the HQ for Zappi's cycling club, who run rides out of there 3 times a week and is the friendliest cycling club in Oxford! They have a Ladies', Mens' and Youth team and compete in their rather fetching, retro style black and white kit!
Although not as full on bike incorporated as some others, Society Cafe is a perfect place to relax in the heart of the beautiful city of Bath.
As well as serving high quality coffee and delicious cakes, they are clearly a creative bunch with on-going exhibitions as well as occasional artists in residence. They have two central locations in Bath's centre, which are lovely spaces to be in with high ceilings, loads of natural light and beautifully designed interiors. There is 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.
A small and friendly cafe in the heart of Bristol. This place serves expertly made coffee and that is their real focus, but the owner Mat North is a bike fanatic and regularly updates the instagram with ‘sweet ride’ pictures of customers steeds as they pop in for a quick expresso or a mid ride caffeine charge.
Many a Bristol cyclist can be found relaxing in it’s intimate setting on Broad street, a quiet spot in the historic centre.
Their coffee is incredible, and it has quickly placed itself on the map for serving possibly the best coffee in Bristol.