Here on Cycling Plus we often find ourselves asking if we ride bikes simply so we can stop for coffee and cake. Invariably we answer in the affirmative.
That’s not really too surprising, though, as the ‘cake stop’ is ingrained in roadie culture – starting a club ride at a roadside café or pausing for some ‘energy cake’ at a friendly farm shop is a long-standing tradition.
And whether your favourite feed zone is a greasy spoon dishing out a full English, an artisan bakery serving polenta cakes or a bike shop with a tea urn and a box of Mr Kipling’s finest we want you to tell us. Drop us a line at email@example.com or let us know on our Facebook page. Better still include a picture of yourself and some cake. But mainly some cake!
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Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.