Cycle-Friendly Cafes In North Yorkshire


If the recent Tour de Yorkshire has inspired you to get out on your bike, you’ll love our pick of the top cycling cafes around the region. There’s nothing like a cup of tea and slice of cake after an epic ride to make the weekend complete after all!

Tan Hill Inn
Dating back to the 17th century, the Tan Hill Inn is actually Britain’s highest public house, standing a huge 1732 feet above sea level. With such a large climb necessary to get there this cycle stop may only be reached by the most dedicated of cyclists, but it’s part of this Richmond to Tan Hill Loop that’s great to split over 2 days. Once back in Richmond, another cafe not to be missed is the Dales Bike Centre – a shop, cafe, hotel and activity centre all in one!

Prologue Cycles
The perfect meeting space for cyclists, Prologue in Harrogate is a bike shop and cafe combined, serving food, drinks, and with a couple of big screens available to watch the latest cycle race. It’s a great place to visit if you’re cycling the Nidderdale Greenway from Harrogate to Ripley, or the Beryl Burton cycleway which takes you to on to Knaresborough.

Your Bike Shed
One of the nicest spaces you could hope to visit, this cafe in the middle of York near the train station is a great meeting point before your ride, or a stop-off point before jumping on the train home. They can even repair your bike for you!

Ye Olde Naked Man
Look North’s coverage of the recent Tour de Yorkshire took place right outside this cafe, because it really is a great stop for cyclists. Located in Settle, there are lots of cycle routes passing nearby including the Ribblehead Circular and this loop which takes you past Malham Tarn.

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