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.
A large cafe and shop - plenty of room inside (always warm in winter) and a garden area to the side for summer visits. Always a good choice of cakes as well as more substantial stuff like beans on toast and bacon butties.
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.
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 and one time holder of the 'Best Scones in Derbyshire' title. Currently closed until some time in 2024.
More correctly, the Blue Lagoon café at the National Stone Center. Glorious views from the terrace and enormous scones on offer but watch out for variable size portions - you might be lucky, or you might not! Near Wirksworth at the southern end of our territory and handy for Carsington Water too.
A relatively new venue that has rapidly become a favourite, especially among the older members. Bags of room inside so don't be tempted to site outside, especially if there are motor bikes parked up - they're noisy b*&&€rs when they start up again!
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.
Looking out over the apron and runway at Gamston, this cafe provides both indoor and sheltered outdoor seating. Look out for bakery 'specials' - scones, sausage rolls etc, which really are special and tend to go quickly!
Very handily placed on the way back from Clumber Park, the Old School has changed hands a few times over the years but currently you get a warm welcome and some excellent cakes and scones.
The Sherwood Visitor Center cafe itself is quite small but there are tables in the covered courtyard so plenty of in-door seating for winter and outside tables for the summer. Excellent choice of cakes, all scoring highly on the Hufton-North cake density index for cyclists!
A large cafe on the old Great North Road just south of Torworth village. Plenty of room inside and tables on the deck outside too. Can't remember what we ate there but we've been back several times so it must have been good!
A quirky cafe stop out east. Tables outside for summer and a lovely warm yurt for winter. Used to be great when it first opened but seems to have gone downhill - especially in the cake department. 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.
A cafe in a horse box on the Trans-Pennine Trail near Hazlehead just north of Langsett. Outdoor covered seating, a warm welcome, and most excellent sausage butties!
Out via Don Valley Trail, Penistone & Dunford Bridge. Back via Millhouse Green, Strines & Low Bradfield.
NB. Please let Pete know if you're coming on this as we need to book the cafe in advance.
Start: 9:30am, Malin Bridge [///]
Café: Carding Shed
Route: 50m/4439ft, [MAP]
Ride guide: Pete
page last updated: 21/11/2023