We need your help! Tell us where the best trail centre food and coffee is in the UK.

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December 13, 2017

Some mountain bikers eat to ride. And then there’s the rest of us who ride to eat.

Whether it’s a communal pre-ride brew before heading out on a weekend ride, a mid-ride pause for a belly-filling pasty or a bacon butty, or the reward of a post-ride sweet treat, eating good food and drinking better tea and coffee is for us, part of what it’s all about. After all, burning calories on a ride is the perfect excuse for a little indulgence right?

We’ve eaten some spectacular food and have drunk some superb coffee at various trail centres around the UK, but right now we want your recommendations. What trail centre do you think has the best coffee? The best tea? The best milkshake? And for food, which places do you think serve up the best grub?

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. What places MUST we visit to sate our appetite and quench our thirst? And if you’ve got multiple recommendations, then by all means list what you’ve got. Who knows? If we get enough suggestions, we might even put together a foodie guide for all the best trail centre cafes in the UK…

coffee tea chipps
This is Chipps before caffeine.
antur stiniog picnic table trail centre food rob wil chips sauce burger
Sometimes all you want is a big fat sausage. Roll.
beef pastie hashtie pie baked pastry food
The pastie is nature’s trail food, with its hand-friendly shell.
bacon sandwich butty roll sauce
Is the bacon butty THE trail centre food of choice?
pizza food
Or are you all about the woodfired pizza?
cake food slice
Post-ride treats! Go on, you’ve earned it…

And for those of you who are particularly fond of coffee, have you voted in our weekly poll below? We know we’re guilty of being somewhat obsessed with coffee here at Singletrack Towers. And thanks to the office espresso machine, we drink A LOT of it. Lord knows publishing six magazines a year without that machine would take an absolute miracle, so be thankful we have it here.

Are you obsessed by it too? If so, we’d love to know what sort of espresso coffee floats your boat, so check out the options and let us know how you enjoy your brew!

How do you like your espresso?

  • Short Black (single or double sspresso shot) (23%, 149 Votes)
  • I don't drink espresso (22%, 143 Votes)
  • Long Black (Americano) (16%, 104 Votes)
  • Flat White (13%, 87 Votes)
  • Latte (7%, 46 Votes)
  • Cappuccino (6%, 40 Votes)
  • Macchiato (short or long) (5%, 34 Votes)
  • Cortado (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Ristretto (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Mocha (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Affogato (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Piccolo (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Eight Ball/Magic (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 645

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