Cycling UK launches quest for Cyclist Cafe of the Year 2018

Cycling UK is searching for top cafés across the nation that cater to hungry cyclists.

The national cycling charity has launched inaugural The Cyclist Café of the Year awards 2018. The awards will have four winners, one each for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Nominations can be for a beloved local establishment or a once-visited but memorable holiday stop-off, as long as the café openly welcomes cyclists.

Matt Mallinder, Membership Director at Cycling UK, said: “Cake and cycling is a winning combination, and a well-timed café stop is an essential part of a day out on bikes. That’s why we’re excited to launch the Cyclist Café of the Year awards to give a boost to friendly and deserving establishments.

“Cycling UK wants to say thank you to those brilliant cafés out there that provide a place to leave bikes, don’t mind a bit of mud and are ready with a steaming cup of tea for any weary cyclist who wanders in.”

The winners will be selected by an independent panel of expert judges from around the UK, headed up by the national cycling charity. The panel will choose the winner based on public submissions and their own knowledge of what makes an outstanding cycling café.

The winners will be announced online and at Cycling UK’s Big Bike Celebration in Harrogate on Saturday 6 October. Prizes will then be sent out to the winners and all shortlisted cafés will receive a window sticker.

To submit a nomination, cyclists must recommend their favourite cycling café, in no more than one hundred words, by Friday 21 September.

All submissions for the Cyclist Café of the Year awards can be made here via the Cycling UK website.

Hayley Everett

Multimedia Reporter

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