The café stop is a vital part of any club ride and here's a just few of our regular haunts. Click the /// link to find each café on a What3Words map.
Possibly our single most visited café in recent times. All roads lead, eventually, to Hulme End. It's changed hands a few times but is always worth a visit.
More correctly, the Blue Lagoon café at the National Stone Center. Glorious views from the terrace and enormous scones on offer here. Near Wirksworth at the southern end of our territory and handy for Carsington Water too.
A grand location next to Tissington Hall and very popular with everyone, not just cyclists. Doesn't open until 11:00am so a trip here needs to be carefully timed.
A farm café out in the middle of nowhere but not far from Tansley garden center. Great to sit outside when it's warm but not a lot of room inside.
The barge is the kitchen, serving basic teas, coffees and excellent home made cakes and flapjack. Outdoor seating nearby. Just watch out for the rocky ramp on the way out!
There are lots more excellent cafes north, east, west and south of Sheffield and we'll add more as we visit them again.
A tad expensive but previously we thought it was worth it. Last time, however, we had a 45 minute wait for coffee and somewhat mediocre scones with not enough jam to go round. And we certainly didn't expect abuse after leaving a strictly factual review on Google. Granted they were busy that day but arguing on-line with your customers is not good marketing. We won't be back!
A quirky cafe stop out east. Tables outside for summer and a lovely warm yurt for winter. The lemon drizzle cake is highly recommended and the Yurt is licensed if you fancy a full-on lunch. Riders over 4ft nothing take note of the piccy above!
Cafés we normally reach from Malin Bridge.
A large, busy cafe just outside Holmfirth, popular with petrol heads and cyclists alike. You need to be organised and book well in advance, with arrival time and numbers.