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Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre

Not specifically a Biker’s Cafe but situated in the midst of some of Wales’ finest roads and with loads of indoor, outdoor and parking space.

This is a 20th Century reservoir built by the Liverpool Corporation and more recently adapted to host watersports, walking and MTBs. There are miles of trails (both upland and lowland) and it is only 50 yards from the B4501 – one of my favourite roads.

The perfect place to stop for a coffee if you are exploring the B roads.

Here’s the view from the outdoor seating area. It looks like the tide is out (just those thirsty Liverpudlians I guess…)

Llyn Brenig Cafe 3 Aug-14 (Custom)

Inside looking towards the lake:

Llyn Brenig Cafe 2 Aug-14 (Custom)

Inside looking towards the counter:

Llyn Brenig Cafe 1 Aug-14 (Custom)

It can be found at LL21 9TT

More details: www.llyn-brenig.co.uk


Cafes You Should Visit #4: Compton Abbas Airfield

It’s May (nearly) so it must be time for another airfield cafe!

This is Compton Abbas. Makes Old Sarum look positively suburban but ticks all the boxes and it has a bar!

If you’ve never riden up Zig Zag Hill, you must try it (once). It’s very over-rated and to be honest, I don’t like hairpins very much. I’m more of the “sweeping bends” type.

The local sausage baguettes are highly recommended.

Compton Abbas Airfield Cafe

I’m bringing the Bulldog RAT boys here on Sunday (1st May) – we’ll see what they make of it.

Cafes You Should Visit #3: Old Sarum Airfield

This is a great cafe (not to mention a stonking ride from Wokingham)

First impressions of the airfield are that it looks a bit like an industrial estate with a brand new housing development across the road. However, once into the little narrow roads between the old hangars, the view opens out to the vast green airfield, the cafe and a special bike park!

The cafe is really nice, drinks and hot food available 7 days per week.

The airfield offers light aircraft, helicopters, gyrocopters, micro-lights (and coffee)


Old Sarum Airfield Cafe

Here’s the Cafe. The sun came out shortly afterwards…

Old Sarum Airfield Cafe View of the Grass Runway and Parking Area

You are right next to the (aircraft) parking area.

Old Sarum Airfield Cafe Bike Park

There’s even a special bike park (Please keep off the grass…)  🙂


Here’s the view on Sunday 10th April:

Old Sarum Airfield Bike Park

A few more bikes there today...

Cafes You Should Visit #2: Middle Wallop Airfield

This is another airfield (do you see a bit of a theme developing here), this time a large cafe right next to the Museum of Army Flying. The coffee is good, as are the all-day breakfasts.

This was recommended by one of the guys at Bulldog Triumph RAT. There are loads of great biking roads in the area.

Known as the Apache Cafe, it has a new (for 2011) outdoor seating area that gives good views over the airfield.

Balcony at Apache Cafe Middle Wallop Airfield

Next month – Old Sarum (another airfield…)

Cafes You Should Visit #1: Popham Airfield

This was recommended by one of my neighbours (AJS/Matchless owner). Just off the A303 – if you’ve driven down to Stonehenge you will have seen this place. A small green strip alongside the dual carriageway.

Notwithstanding the August Mega Meet that they host here every year, the clubroom cafe is a gem. Cosy, brilliant service, good food and a great view!

During the week there’s a decent coffee machine (£1) and interesting people to chat to. At weekends, the coffee shop is open serving bacon/sausage sandwiches, full breakfast, fry-ups etc.

Give it a try.