Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

 

Here are our opening hours for the Christmas Period !  Please earlier closing weekdays and Sundays

Thursday 20th   9.30 – 3.00  

Friday 21st    9.30 – 3.00

Saturday 22nd    9.30 – 4.00

Sunday 23rd   9.30 – 1.00   ** Early Close **

Between Christmas and New Year come and see us if you are doing the Rapha 500 !

Thursday 27th   9.30 – 3.00  

Friday 28th    9.30 – 3.00

Saturday 29th    9.30 – 4.00

Sunday 30th   9.30 – 1.00   ** Early Close **

If you are planning coming with a club or group of more than 6 riders please message us to check availability ! 🙂

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Yoga With Donna – Specialist Yoga for Cyclists Class

We are really pleased to link up with Yoga With Donna to bring you a specialist cyclists yoga class.

Yoga with Donna will be with us in the Eco Centre next door to Caffe Velo Verde

There will be sessions to loosen and open the hips and lengthen the hamstrings, chest openers to counteract the rounded shoulders we get when down on the drop bars, core strength building to protect the back and lots of pranayama (breath work) to improve cardiovascular capacity.

There are limited places for each session so please book early

The first Class will be on Saturday December 1st 2018.

 

You can book online >>  https://caffe-velo-verde.onlineweb.shop/Yoga_For_Cyclists_Class/p5804515_19283409.aspx

 

November 2018

This weekend marks exactly 12 months since our official opening .

Wow. What a 12 months it has been !

From at fledgeling idea Paul, Jane and Miles Green opened a little cycle friendly coffee shop in a very rural location. From that acorn Caffe Velo Verde has grown into something that so many people have been coming to …… We value that enormously.

We have met some fabulous customers and made some wonderful new friends . At times it gets very intense (!) But we love doing what we do for people that appreciate it and ‘get’ what we are doing .

Put simply with no previous catering or hospitality experience we just wanted to create the place we want to go to ourselves . Simple , friendly , quality food and great coffee, but with smiles and friendliness .

We wanted to be comfortable and relaxed for cyclists ( we really don’t mind when you arrive sweaty or wet and muddy ) and we wanted to be able to chat and talk bikes with you . We wanted to be chilled and comfortable for non cyclists too …. A coffee shop for everyone . And you seem to like it which makes us super happy .

We have found some amazing and lovely staff and helpers who have supported us in quiet times and worked their socks off when there is a queue to even get in the door and at the end of service it’s high fives and hugs that we got through it generally quickly and efficiently …. ( Sorry if we miss the occasional ticket when it’s full on !)

There are too many to list and thank individually so I’m bound to miss some people but we especially want to thank David and Jill Rose , Andy Hardy, Toria Hardy, Katie Honey , Claudia Lister, Sophie Marshall, Sam Martin, Jess and Kirsten Tagg, Emma Redgate , Henry and Sarah Gould , Josh Honey , Steve Clarke and Donna Bee , Ceri Anne Joseph , Colin and two June’s , Rob Wilson, Adam Hartshone , Gavin Dow and well…. Just so many others that have played a part including our growing number of (international ) clothing models .

Above all we want to thank YOU ….. The riders, cycle clubs and customers who have visited us so regularly, supported us and helped us to achieve #1 TripAdvisor ranking and a nomination for Cyclist Cafe of the Year .

Keep riding . Keep eating legendary bacon rolls. Keep eating cake and keep drinking coffee.

#community #peace #love #friendship

Much Love

Paul, Jane and Miles Green

We get all sorts at Caffè Velo Verde

No two weekends are the same really …… we get so many people through the coffee shop – we only wish we had the time to have a proper chat with everyone!

Over the last few weekends we have had some unusual visitors though!

Sammy the parrot came in sitting on his owner’s shoulder recently. Sammy is an incredible 52 years old and after studying his surroundings was sitting quite happily chirping away in parrotspeak.

He seemed to quite like our Granolajack -which is no surprise as we all do.

We had a private hire event recently on a Monday ….. and on the Sunday previous a smartly dressed guy arrived wearing a blue shirt and tie. He was very hot and drank a few glasses of water before starting to tell us in his German accent that he had just arrived having set off from Germany hitch hiking the day before! He had remarkably done the journey in a day. He doesn’t own a car and regularly makes such journeys across Europe attending environmental events whilst minimising his carbon footprint!

Red Bull sponsor many sporting events and adrenalin sportspeople. Local Red Bull athlete Nathan Watson called in whilst on a training ride recently with a friend. Nathan is a world ranked motorcycle Enduro rider and lives locally when he is not travelling the world competing in the KTM factory team with the support of Red Bull. Nathan’s carbon footprint may just be a bit higher than our German visitor!

Nathan Watson

We also get a massive range of cycles and even stand up ElliptiGo machines, but one type of machine that we hadn’t actually seen before in the flesh was this slightly half and half recumbent tandem! A couple were riding by and called into see us. They have ridden across Europe touring on this fabulous machine before and it certainly caused a few looks whilst it was at the coffee shop …….

So overall yes….. we have a lot of visitors on foot, car and, of course, cycle……. but sometimes we just can’t predict who is going to turn up !

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Megmeister Summer baselayers with a special CVV discount!

Our tame model ‘Johan’ in the coffee shop is now wearing the fabulous white summer base layer from our friends at Megmeister……  and pretty cool he is looking too.

The Drynamo short sleeve is designed for high tempo riding in hot climates and like the whole range features incredibly light weight and excellent wicking to move moisture away from the body and mesh sections for ventilation.

We love these cycle specific base layers – and they are just as valuable when the sun is out !

The guys at Megmeister had a simple mission: to create the best possible base layers for men and women! We wanted to be the best in 3 key areas: better fit, function and comfort.

We think they smashed it !

Check Out the website here for more details ;

Your DISCOUNT CODE is CAFFEVELOVERDE15

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