Accommodation: Basic as you like – bunkhouse with a shower, an oven and a fridge is fine (especially at this time of year). So knackered after the day’s riding that after a couple of shandies I’m out like a light anyway.
Pub(s): Anywhere friendly to outsiders – been in some pretty hostile little shacks in Wales 😯 with decent beer on tap. Mebees a pool table
LBS: Anywhere friendly, ran by someone with local knowledge, a decent mechanic and plentiful supply of basic spares, bits and bobs etc
Cake shop: Anywhere that sells nice cakes 😮
As for my fave, I don’t think I’ve found a combination of the above in the same area