We’re on a quest to crown the finest roadside biker café in Blighty and over the next 25 weeks, we’ll be on a bacon butty-fuelled quest to sample a different café every week – all in the name of research. We’ll be soaking up the ambience, the local roads, the temperature of the welcome, and the addictiveness of the grub. We’ll then score each venue, and move on to the next gastronomic biking nirvana.
We don’t just want to visit nice cafés that tolerate bikers, we want to tour the ones that really welcome us. That doesn’t mean they have to have a bike night, or organise special events – they just have to welcome bikers with open arms, rather than folded ones. Whether it’s a roadside diner in an old Portakabin, a converted pub or A-road service station, a nourishing corner of your local bike dealership, or a full-on bike-themed café – they all count.
Next week we’ll roll up at Squires Café at Sherburn-in-Elmet for their Wednesday bike night to sneak through the crowds and sample the best bits of the menu, before rolling on to Krazy Horse on May 3 for their monthly first-Thursday evening of petrolhead-onism. Why don’t you go along, too?
How to join the greasy quest
Simply head online to MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook page and post your nomination. Entice us with pictures of floury bacon baps and sizzling big breakfasts, or simply a brief eulogy as to why it’s the best biker café in Blighty. We’ll then visit one each week until we’ve sampled the 25 tastiest cafés.
At the end of summer we’ll reveal the five best ranking cafés on tour, and open them up to a public vote before crowning the winner of MCN’s inaugural Golden Sausage Award.
Nominate your top nosh-pit at Facebook.com/groups/ride5000miles, or via MCN Letters
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