Cyclists and walkers have a new destination to head to from Boxing Day with the opening of Cadence Cycle Hub at Church Farm in Litlington, next to The Long Man Brewery in the Cuckmere Valley.
Cadence offers somewhere to meet, grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Cycle hire, servicing and repairs, plus e-bike guided tours will also be available in the near future. It’s a quirky venue with the promise of great coffee backed by on-site roastery Liquid Spirit.
Along with a large courtyard there is ample space for cyclists and walkers peeling off the South Downs Way, surrounding bridleways, trails and country lanes.
It aims to serve and connect with people who love the outdoors and is welcoming visitors arriving on foot or via two wheels. Sensitive about its environmental impact, reclaimed, recyclable and compostable products and materials have been used throughout.
Cadence has been launched by passionate local cyclists Roger Myall and Matthew Jackson and opens directly after Christmas. Its arrival marks the end of a year that has seen a boom in cycling, running and walking outdoors according to Sport England*, along with a nation’s desire to reconnect with its countryside.
Cadence will be open every day from Boxing Day to 3rd January from 9am until 1pm. Thereafter, it will be open every Wednesday to Sunday during the Winter months and looking to extend these hours once Spring arrives.
According to co-founder Matthew who lives in Alfriston, “The Cuckmere Valley has always been a popular destination for those with a love of outdoor pursuits, such as cycling and walking. Cadence offers the opportunity for these people to refuel and meet in a welcoming and inclusive environment, and to feel part of the Cadence community that we are building.”
When not out on his gravel bike or walking the Downs, Matthew is the Founding Director of Sporta Group which provides sports travel, logistics and management services worldwide to sports industry clients such as the England Cricket team, Premiership Rugby teams and many of the country’s top sports schools. Sports Bike +, part of the Group is also launching cycling tours in 2021.
Fellow co-founder, Roger, lives in Eastbourne and is also a Director of Sporta and Chairman of The Saffrons Sports Club in the town.