Cardiff café named best in Wales for cyclists

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Cardiff café named best in Wales for cyclists

Cardiff based family friendly café, Pedal Power, is Wales’ top cycling café according to Cycling UK’s annual Cyclist Café of the Year awards.
  • Pedal Power Café off Dogo Street in Cardiff chosen as Cycling UK’s Cyclist Café of the Year in Wales
  • Panel of expert judges including Angellica Bell select inclusive cycling café as favourite.

Cardiff based family friendly café, Pedal Power, is Wales’ top cycling café according to Cycling UK’s annual Cyclist Café of the Year awards. 

Based just off the Taff Trail close to Dogo Street, the café stood out among its competition not just for its healthy, home-cooked food and relaxed atmosphere, but also for the valuable role it plays in making cycling as inclusive as possible. 

While offering a range of conventional two wheeled bicycles, Pedal Power also makes available a range of specially adapted bikes, trikes and tandems suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. 

Out of the many favourite refreshment stops chosen by Wales’ cyclists, Pedal Power, stood out as the clear winner for Cycling UK’s judges, which included Celebrity Masterchef winner, Angellica Bell. 
 
Angellica Bell said:

“Pedal Power is more than just a café, it’s linked to a charity which enables people of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of cycling. By visiting you’re supporting the fantastic work they do.”

Pedal Power Director Sian Donovan was over the moon at news of the award: 

“We are absolutely thrilled with this as we do work very hard at being as welcoming and inclusive as we can be. We’d like to be considered almost as a home from home and definitely as part of the Pedal Power cycling experience, although everyone is most welcome, walkers, passers by and dogs! 

“We believe we serve the best coffee in Cardiff plus delicious cake, soup or a sandwich – all to need to re-fuel after a great cycle ride! Everyone tells us they love the relaxed, laidback atmosphere, there’s easy access to the Taff Trail and you are surrounded by bikes and trikes of all shapes and sizes, all available for hire. 

Pedal Power’s on-site workshop means there’s always a pump or an inner tube to hand in case your bike needs a bit of TLC and, all profits go towards supporting the award-winning cycling charity which empowers those least likely to cycle to get on a bike.
        
The café is wheelchair friendly and encourages customers and carers to use the space as a meeting place which has led to the café also winning the Silver Carer Friendly Award from the Carers’ Trust. Singalongs, exhibitions of local artists and a peaceful setting in the park all add to the café’s charms beyond their excellent coffee and cake.

Contact information

For more information contact the national Cycling UK Press Office on 01483 238 315, 07786 320 713 or email publicity@cyclinguk.org 

Notes to editors

  1. Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. www.cyclinguk.org 
  2. For more information on the Cyclists Café of the Year, see https://www.cyclinguk.org/tags/cyclist-cafe-year 
  3. Pedal Power Café is based off Dogo Street, Cardiff, CF11 9JJ and further information is available at: https://www.cardiffpedalpower.org/ 
  4. The full list of winners for Cyclist Café of the Year 2019 are as follows: Lanterne Rouge, Scotland; The Feed Station, England; Pedal Power, Wales; The Auction Room, Northern Ireland; Bank View, Lifetime Achievement; Velolife, People’s Choice.
  5. Images available at: https://www.skyfish.com/p/cyclinguk/1623909
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