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York gets its first cycle café

Monday 2 December
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For one of Britain’s premier cycling cities, York has been strangely bereft of a cycling café – until now.

Your Bike Shed, next to Micklegate Bar, opened this month promising “a comfortable and friendly meeting place for food and coffee enthusiasts whilst supporting cycling culture and the experience of riding”. Curiously, the inspiration came not from the Netherlands, Denmark or even London – but from Bangkok, where according to founders Adele Procter and Martin Harman, “cafés and workshops of this kind are the norm”.

As well as the essentials of coffee, beer and cake, YBS has a basement gallery which doubles as a showcase for local art (and arty bike frames) and a meeting space. The on-site mechanics offer bike repairs including a fixed-price ‘menu’ for the most common work.

Your Bike Shed is at 148/150 Micklegate; their website is www.yourbikeshed.co.uk.

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