Very few things go together better than a rideout and a steaming hot mug of tea washing a full English past your tonsils. And with more biker-orientated cafés than ever popping up in old service stations, dealerships and at great ride-to destinations, we took it upon ourselves to hunt for the very best Britain has to offer.
The aim? Sausages.
Well, that and the rest of the constituent parts of a heavenly big breakfast… and all served with the biggest smiles in the best locations.
MCN’s intrepid Roving Reporter, Justin Hayzelden, has sampled a total of 33 biker-friendly eateries since we kicked off the quest in April 2018, visiting a different establishment each week, stretching from Cornwall to Scotland and soaking up some of the UK’s finest riding roads in the process.
We haven’t just visited nice cafes that tolerate bikers, or don’t even notice that you didn’t arrive in a car, we’ve been selecting the places that revel in two-wheeled business, the places that really welcome us. 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.
Some even put on specific biker nights or provide special facilities like visor cleaning stations, helmet parks, and bike-only parking. But even the little tea stops that can’t offer all that were in with a chance of winning. All they have to do is welcome bikers with open arms.
We’ve judged all the cafes against the same criteria and the top ten scorers are profiled in the Christmas issue of MCN.
It couldn’t be simpler really. Pick up a copy of the Christmas bumper issue of MCN (on sale December 19, 2018 – January 1, 2019) to find out about all the contenders and then vote here for your favourite. The overall winner will be crowned the 2018 MCN Golden Sausage Award winner, receiving a trophy and certificate, and the kudos of having been 2018’s best biking nosh pit. Get voting!
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