The cafe has been well loved by road cyclists for many years and is the perfect location for a stop off on a circular ride from Sheffield, Wakefield, Manchester or the Peak District. We’re happy to re-fill your water bottle while you’re visiting.
We’ve worked with Polaris and Cycle Penistone to provide all the essentials (eg. spare tubes, cables, split links, cable ties, lube, scrap mechs and brakes and a good selection of tools) to enable cyclists to make unexpected road side repairs whilst enjoying a cuppa. We will also lend you our track pump.
There is a small charge for some of the parts, with all profits going to the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.
Tour de France 2014: Grand Depart Day 2 Route:
In the run up to the 2014 Tour de France, we turned polka dot to welcome the peloton as it flew past our front door.
Since the Grand Depart, road signs have been erected on the routes taken during the first two days, meaning that cyclists can easily follow in the wheels of the peloton.
Day 2 came past the cafe and we’re a great place to stop for a refuel following the ascent of 'Cote de Holme Moss' ( 521 m, Cat 2 climb), before tackling 'Cote de Midhopestones' ( 341 m, Cat 3 climb).
Strines Moor links Yorkshire and Derbyshire (from the A616 to A57) and is approximately 17 km of quiet back roads which can be ridden as part of a circuit from Sheffield or the Peak District.
Cycling from the cafe, it’s a testing route taking in 4 valleys the first of which is Ewden Bank. Taken as a descent (North to South) during the Tour de France, and featuring as a climb in this years Tour de Yorkshire (South to North). This area is packed full of Category climbs and fine views and is worth riding in either direction.