For two-wheeled coffee and brunch addicts, there is nothing better than that first sip of a macchiato, long-black coffee or even latte after a long morning ride. Great coffee and delicious food is all good and well, but for us cyclists having a cafe that draws a crowd of riders too, well, there's really nothing better!
Not coming as a shock, most cafe's do not accommodate for bike parking, cleat resistant floors or a fresh glass of water upon arrival. For those of us who love an early morning ride; these things are a must and there are definitely extra points given to those cafes that allow a split bill for your team of riders.
Australia is renowned for its amazing cafes, coffee and let's face it, smashed avocado topped with poached egg. But what cafes can give you all of this, plus amazing service AND a place you're guaranteed to find like-minded cyclists.
So here we go, by state, we have our Top 10 Best Cyclist Cafes you must try.
Excellent coffee, friendly staff and a welcoming ambience, cyclists are welcomed with open arms on arrival. This cafe offers large outdoor tables and plenty of room for your bike. Also, the regulars told us a local secret.. "coffees are half price before 9am on the weekend for cyclists.” BONUS!
A cafe decked out completely with bikes... Did someone say heaven on earth? Cankstar is the ideal place for your next post-ride coffee, while your bike gets a tune-up.
Looking for the latest pop-up coffee shop? Well, here it is! Rapha Cycle Club offers to die for coffee accompanied by the opportunity to browse their store for your next cycling kit - some things just don't get any better. With "Clubhouses" located globally, Rapha not only offers great coffee and a retail store but also organises scheduled cycle meet-ups for you to sign up to!
In the heart of Darwin, Central Cafe brews the some of the best coffee in town. Plenty of room for your bike outside, and you can even keep a close eye on your equipment if you opt for an outdoor table. What's even better is the cold hand towels on arrival to help you cool down after your long morning ride.
Described as not just a place for coffee but a way of life, this cafe will satisfy not only your stomach but also your need for urban chic decor. Plenty of room for you and your crew of cyclists as well as an outdoor area for your bike.
The ultimate cyclist hangout, Red Berry Espresso is renowned for its coffee and even boasts an award to prove it. Winning a silver medal at the 2013 Australian Coffee Roasters Awards, Red Berry Espresso is the perfect place for a post-ride coffee. If that's not enough then you'll have to go and check out their unique cycling kit!
With a generous undercover outdoor area, The Picnic Basket is the perfect place for setting up shop after your ride. With an abundance of coffee and cakes on their menu, this cafe is the perfect place for a post ride treat with friends.
Located on the 'Warby' Trail, The Cog Bike Cafe is attached to its very own bike shop with a mechanic on site for all your bike needs. Also, if you feel like hiring a ride they offer a bike sharing service! If you're as obsessed with cycling as we are, the Cog Bike Cafe is the place to go, bike-themed decor everywhere, even in the bathroom.
Last but certainly not least, is Cranked Western Australia. Home of an amazing bike shop and some of Perth's finest coffee roasters, Cranked boasts more than just a hot cup of coffee. With plenty of bike racks available and a great community of riders visiting each day, this cafe is definitely the place to be at the end of your ride.
Do you have any more suggestions? We'd love to hear them!!
Regular training and good nutrition are both keys to sporting success — we all know that.
But if you want to succeed in sport, there's a lot more you need to consider to be at the top of your game. There's more to being an athlete than eating the right foods and practicing your sport regularly.
Most commercially available energy boosters contain a lot of sugar. Sugar though can only provide short, temporary energy. Eating too much carbs may result in upset stomach. Bear in mind that all these energy boosting food can only function if water is included in the diet.
And while you’re at it, safer bike rides mean preventing accidents from happening. The RearViz Bike Mirror is a rear view bicycle mirror that can help save your energy from being stressed of checking your back all the time during rides. It is wearable and adjustable which allows users to make only slight body movements while limiting vibrations and distorted visions. Keep on looking forward because the RearViz Bike Mirror has your back.
Looking for some cycling trek that you must try? Taiwan might be a small island nation, but it’s cycling trails and paths are just too awesome.
Beginners, pros and even cycling enthusiast will never get enough of Taiwan’s cycling routes. Each city has something unique to offer. From the breathtaking sceneries, to the bustling cityscapes, to the sumptuous food, to the polite people, everything is just exhilarating.