The Tour de France is coming to London on today July 7, giving us a rare chance to watch the world’s biggest sporting event (take that, World Cup) in our own city. But if you want to watch other sections of the race in the company of like-minded people, where should you go? Here’s our pick of the top three cycle cafés in London…
Look Mum No Hands!
The original LMNH in Old Street is a genuine hub for cyclists. This new Hackney branch doesn’t have a workshop, but it’s definitely cycle friendly. There’s safe parking for bikes and two-wheeled sporting events are shown on big screens. The menu goes from well-priced breakfast dishes to afternoon specials and local beers. A South Bank pop-up, under Hungerford Bridge, is also screening Le Tour.; so is the original in Clerkenwell. 125 Mare St, Hackney, E8 3RH.
Rapha Cycle Club
This high-end cycle clothing and accessories shop in Soho makes excellent coffee, and now has an even better daytime menu in the recently expanded café. Exhaustive Tour coverage too on the big screens. Rapha sponsors Team Sky, incidentally. 85 Brewer St, Soho, W1F 9ZN.
This shiny new bike shop is aimed more at commuters and mountain bikers than roadies, but it will be showing Le Tour on a screen above its small seated area. The coffee is excellent, but the food is limited to just a few pastries and cakes. 26 Berwick St, W1F 8RG.
For more cycle cafés see Londons best cycle cafes.