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Are there any cycle/cyclist friendly venues in and around Birmingham and Solihull you'd recommend?

Having taken up cycling in the last few months, I was hoping to combine it with another of my hobbies;Full to the Brum, a food and drink blog for the area.  I wanted to compile a list of cycle/cyclist friendly places that people could cycle out to for coffee and cake or lunch, but as I'm still getting the hang of cycling I tend to go to the same few places.  I wondered if any of you had any further recommendations other than these...

Gorilla Coffee Café, Kings Heath

Cranked Cycle Café, Digbeth

Windmill Cafe at Waseley Hills

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Manor House Tea Rooms, Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre Wood Lane 

happy to give you credit and link to a website/blog/twitter once the page on Full to the Brum is sorted. And I'll keep adding to it as my cycling adventures take me further!

Thanks
Laura

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I doubt if they do coffee and cake but if you like beer http://www.fixedwheelbrewery.co.uk in Blackheath might be worth a visit. https://www.facebook.com/3cjlongbridge/ is a bike shop with cafe at Longbridge next to the big Sainsburys.


LS said:

I doubt if they do coffee and cake but if you like beer http://www.fixedwheelbrewery.co.uk in Blackheath might be worth a visit. https://www.facebook.com/3cjlongbridge/ is a bike shop with cafe at Longbridge next to the big Sainsburys.

Thanks LS! I had remembered someone saying there was another cafe in south Birmingham but couldn't remember what it was and google was not helping me.

Fixed Wheel I was going to give a little shout out to too, think there's a few places selling their stuff (I do enjoy the odd bottle of their Pope of Dope)

I'd suggest:

- Bake 180 Coffee at Middleton Hall. 

- Packington Moor Farm. 

- the Dog @ Whittington (if it's still doing the bike morning on Fridays).

- Under Pressure Espresso in Sutton Coldfield.

...they aren't specifically bike themed cafes, but cyclists tend to use them a lot.

The Warehouse Café on Allison Street does great vegetarian and vegan food, and has bike stands and a pump outside (it being part of the Friends of the Earth building).   Other businesses in the FoE building are Sprockets bike shop, and Natural Healthy Foods (if you want vegan snack food to take away).

Heading South along the canal towpath towards Worcester, it is worth a stop in Stoke Prior for the Priory Cafe:  http://www.thepriorycafe.co.uk/

Black Country Living Museum for chips and/or a family day out.  There is a cycle park at the canal entrance.

Henley ice cream parlour makes for a pretty good cafe stop.

Thanks Stuart, my mum stops there for ice cream when she and her husband cycle out that way, I'm not quite ready for that cycle but will definitely add it to the list.

Stuart Thompson said:

Henley ice cream parlour makes for a pretty good cafe stop.

Cafe Ort is pretty cycle friendly now they have 15 cycle stands outside with more round the back plus pump and tools.

Nimmings Wood Cafe in the NT car park is good. Plenty of cyclist, both road and mountain bikes, use it on Saturday morning at least. Bacon butties are legendary.

Problem is that you have to climb either St Kenelm's Pass or Hagley Wood Lane to get there.

Great suggestion.  Just the thought of those bacon butties makes me hungry...

James Russell said:

Nimmings Wood Cafe in the NT car park is good. Plenty of cyclist, both road and mountain bikes, use it on Saturday morning at least. Bacon butties are legendary.

Problem is that you have to climb either St Kenelm's Pass or Hagley Wood Lane to get there.

Race you to the top. Last one there pays!

Shivaji Shiva said:

Great suggestion.  Just the thought of those bacon butties makes me hungry...

James Russell said:

Nimmings Wood Cafe in the NT car park is good. Plenty of cyclist, both road and mountain bikes, use it on Saturday morning at least. Bacon butties are legendary.

Problem is that you have to climb either St Kenelm's Pass or Hagley Wood Lane to get there.

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