Cycling legacy cafe is a tour de force

PUBLISHED: 09:25 07 April 2015

From left, Niall FitzGerald, Graham Slade, Christopher Middleton, Matt Thomas-Keeping on Easter Monday.

From left, Niall FitzGerald, Graham Slade, Christopher Middleton, Matt Thomas-Keeping on Easter Monday.

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Saffron Walden’s new destination cycling café was abuzz this Easter weekend in its first week of trade.

From left, Graham Slade, Christopher Middleton and Matt Thomas-Keeping outside Bicicletta con Velo.From left, Graham Slade, Christopher Middleton and Matt Thomas-Keeping outside Bicicletta con Velo.

Cyclists were able to refuel en route at Bicicletta con Velo, with others ogling the apparel on offer and even non-helmet bearing pedestrians soaking up the atmosphere.

“It’s been a really nice take up by the town and we’ve been enjoying working here,” manager Matt Thomas-Keeping told the Reporter.

“It’s a really inclusive space, both for cyclists and those who aren’t with their bikes.”

Owner Christopher Middleton, who came up with the idea for the café, added: “I think it’s attracting more people to the town, which is great for Saffron Walden.”

For more information, go to biciclettavelo.com

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