Five members cycled to Brighton today to visit the recently opened eco-friendly café with a cycling theme. Called the ‘Velo Café’, it’s completely different to any other café I’ve ever been in. In fact it’s a bit like having a coffee in a cycle shop as you can have your bike serviced there, watch a large TV screen showing the Tour de France and buy inner tubes, bells, water bottles and the like. And, the coffee is good too!
CLICK HERE to go the Velo Café’s website.
This is one of those cafés, like Wessons at Horam, which I’m sure will become a regular destination for our ‘Touring’ cycle rides. It’s a round trip of 30 miles from the Martello Tower in Seaford using, mostly, National Cycle Route 2. It’s a super route apart from the messy bit through Newhaven. However, on our return trip we cycled from the A259 to the Lewes Rd (C7) via Valley Rd which is described in Andy Lock’s post of 9 December ‘A259 Improvements between Newhaven and Peacehaven’. It’s much better than any other route I know through Newhaven so will certainly use it again.
I’m sure it won’t be too long before we repeat this ride to the Velo Café in Brighton. Next time, we’ll do it on a Sunday morning so more cyclists can join us.