Above is a photo of the cake at Farleton View Tearoom where myself and Peter ending up after Sunday South Lakes Group ride after getting fed up of queuing at Wilf’s Cafe in Staveley, it took about 10 minutes of driving time down A591 to get to the tearoom, we walk into the tearoom where there was no queue, place our orders and pay for it and when to find place to sit in the tearoom and few minutes later our orders were brought across to us.
The reason for lack of queue at Farleton View Tearoom is they have better system in place to deal with customers placing orders.
So where are best cafes and tearooms where you get service with smile and no queues.
South Lakes Group member Norman reports that the Community Shop in Burton-in-Lonsdale is planning to open cafe soon, they looking for volunteers to staff the cafe there tables and chairs present can anyone add anymore information like opening times etc. So that we can put a bit more information on the Cyclist’s Cafe Guide and think about visiting it on South Lakes Group ride sometime in the future.
The cafe stop is important part any cycle club ride, it gives members on the ride a chance to catch up to get know each other better, in case of the South Lakes Group a good place to start a ride from, in the cold winter months a chance to warm up before continue on the ride. It also puts money back into local area which you visiting on the club ride which important on days when the motorist stay at home during the Winter months.
There a lot reasons for visiting a cafe on club ride which I have listed above and think we manage to get to a lot remote, wild and generally not easily accessible places on South Lakes Group rides with out need of Primus Stove and Kettle, also have a morning and afternoon cafe stop, it case of moving with times, that why the South Lakes Group is still going like our friends at RSF’s Lancashire Group which as be going for over fifty years where other local cycling groups like the old RSF’s South Wales Group are just a fond memory in the archives of cycling history because they did not stop at a cafe on club rides.
I think important point here, you have move with the times, look at what at other local cycling groups are doing and take their better ideals, use them on your group club rides.