Why is it that some establishments frown on the biking community? We never quite understand this at CBT, Advantage Wimbledon we’re a friendly bunch that are passionate about bikes, like most motorcycle riders, so why restrict the places where we can meet up, have a chat and compare bikes? Luckily there are some places that welcome us with open arms, like the cafes and pubs in this list below.
Ace Café London: If you’re big into bikes this place needs little in the way of introduction. The Ace Café was opened in 1938 to cater for passing traffic and in particular the hauliers that thundered along the new North Circular road. It quickly became a popular place for bikers to meet, become a place for the ton-up boys to brag in the 1960s and today it’s still a great place to enjoy a breakfast, mug of coffee and catch up with your biking buddies.
The Market Porter: You’ll find this real ale pub at Borough Market and bikers meet there every Wednesday. The food is great, they have a different ‘beer festival’ every week but you might be better sticking to soft drinks if you are riding your bike. Pay a visit and meet fellow biking enthusiasts at this popular location, it’s a really good biking hangout.
The Rose Pub: Ride your bike to Fulham on the first Thursday of every month and you’ll find a group of Harley Davidson enthusiasts enjoying a get together at the charming Rose Pub. Many of the locals consider this drinking establishment to be their very own village pub, such is the level of hospitality and the excellent choice of food and drink. The banter is great, especially when the bikers arrive, enjoy a home cooked meal, sip a pint of shandy have a chinwag about your latest biking adventures.