Thursday, 10 March 2011

Bike shop and caff combined – surely a dream come true

If there's two things in this world that I love, it's tea shops and bike shops. I like the former because, well, who doesn't like a tea shop with its selection of cakes and pastries, possibly a few newspapers and a general good vibe. Then there's the bike shop. Call me a kid, but I still get excited looking at the bikes and all the accessories.

John Lehman, holding the wheel of cyclist Diana Meyers
in R & E Cycles in Seattle, USA. Bike cafés like this are opening
in bike-friendly US cities like Portland and San Francisco too. Photo courtesy

Imagine my delight, then, when I discovered that there's a growing trend these days towards combined teashops and caffs with bike shops – a place where cyclists can have their bikes repaired while sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea and munching, perhaps, on a Danish pastry or some millionaire's shortbread. 

It's all to do with the rising price of oil and the fact that more and more people are jumping on their bikes to get around, leaving the car at home.

For more information, click here.

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