Hands up if the café stop is usually a highlight of your ride? We all love a good cycling café, and now there’s an easier way to find the best ones.
Proper Cycling café or just a regular café sometimes used by cyclists?
There’s a big distinction to be made between a café that’s specifically set up to cater for and support cyclists, and a regular café that happens to be used by cyclists, perhaps through lack of local choice.
One could completely understand that some proprietors may not wish to encourage the arrival of hoards of muddy, sweaty cyclists dripping all over their fine furniture.
Your local cycle friendly cafés
It’s always a delight to discover a new café that you like. Whether it’s the location, the ambience, the food or the service, you can often think of favourite cafés as a sort of home from home. Somewhere you feel comfortable, where you know you’ll be looked after well.
But how do you get to find out about the best cafés?
How do you know you’re not blissfully unaware of some great cafés in your area?
That’s why I built TheCycleCafe.Net
TheCycleCafe.Net is a new website for cyclists to share information about the best cycle cafés around.
All of the listings appear on a global map so you can easily see all the cafés in your own area.
Here’s the best part – anyone can add new cafés to the map!
There’s a rating system so people can leave a comment and a star rating. These are then averaged to produce an overall star rating.
The site has been open to testers for a couple of weeks. In that time over 200 cafés have been entered, and initial feedback has been amazing. If you’ve already contributed to the site, thank you so much :-)
Will you help me promote the site?
Please visit the site and check if your local cafés are already listed. If they’re not, use the “Add a café” link at the top of the page.
I’d also be very grateful if you could share the site on Facebook and Twitter. Hopefully your friends would thank you for it, as it should be of interest to them (if they’re fellow cyclists anyway…)