We are delighted to be working closely with Peter & Vicky Moore and their team behind Café Velo, the 2018 winners in England of Cycling UK’s ‘Cyclist Café of the Year’!
Located close to the New Forest, locals and visitors benefit from wonderful food and beverages, ‘café culture’ of the cycling kind, a repairs and accessories shop and the warmest of welcomes amid the picturesque town of Ringwood, Hampshire.
Thanks to get-togethers between the folks at Café Velo and our very own Colin Dennis, Innercycle’s Cycle Coordinator for the area – South Central – we can share news of initial fundraising events and exciting developments taking shape during coming months!
Café Velo plays host regularly to talks and, recently, more than just a ‘singalong: Bournemouth Male Voice Choir graciously helped raise £56 for Innercycle!
With weekend rides a staple, Peter kindly undertook gospel-spreading: several local ‘roadies’ and MTB’ers also joined the ‘Gravel Guerilla‘ Group on Sunday 6th Jan – thanks also to Cozmo Dibs! – for a ‘bap and a drink’ and the chance to win some prizes as part of a fundraiser for Innercycle, just under £400 donated and ‘chapeau!’ to everyone who participated!
We’re thrilled that several people who came along for the fun have expressed interest in volunteering for Innercycle and we’ll be announcing plans soon for a local community project… thanks to these amazing folks, watch this space!
Huge appreciation to Peter, Vicky and the Café Velo team – if you’re visiting the beautiful New Forest and other nearby attractions, do please pop in to sample their excellent locally-sourced menu, check out the fab decor, meet local cycle enthusiasts – current and former pro riders among them – and to find out more about the regular rides and local activities 🙌