Cycling and coffee are good partners, as evidenced by the large number of cycle cafés that have blossomed around the capital in the last couple of years. And how do you think those Tour riders make it up the Alps? Not on decaffs, that’s for sure. The people behind London Coffee Festival have spotted this synergy and have organised London’s first cycling and coffee festival, with the unpronounceable name Spin x LCF Xmas – so let’s just call it ‘Spin’, okay?
Spin runs at the Yard in Shoreditch from Fri Nov 29 – Sun Dec 1, and we are promised ‘forward thinking international brands and smaller independent makers, from a selection of handmade frames, emerging cycle fashion brands, off-the-peg bikes, accessories and cycle-wear’ – plus, ‘a fine selection of single origin coffees and blends, brewers, grinders and espresso machines’. Well! Sounds like we’ll not be needing the caffeine suppositories to keep up with the peloton this weekend then. Guy Dimond
Tickets can be purchased from spinlcf.cc