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The Great ReCAFery Ride (*Updated*)

It's been a long, cold, COVID-restricted winter(/year). Harder still for the Cafs that we love. Some haven't made it, sadly. Many haven't been able to open their doors and keep us warm and fed through the cold dark months. But change is afoot...

Just over a year ago, we launched the #LocafKnowledge Map. And then the country pretty much immediately went into lockdown. Through the past 12 months we've all been either unable or severely restricted in how we can support our awesome hospitality venues. We'd like to encourage the great recovery, or "Great ReCAFery" as we're calling it.

So here we go again. #LocafKnowledge relaunched.

But this time with an incentive for getting yourself and your groups around the amazing Cafs of the #ColdDarkNorth.


The Great ReCAFery Ride

As we roll past 29 March in England, we are no longer instructed to Stay at Home and it's possible to ride in slightly larger groups too. The Caf stop is back in play.

So why not start planning your routes to include these Cafs and if you follow these simple steps, we'll send you a coveted "ReCAFery Ride" pin badge to wear with pride.

How to claim your badge:

1. Ride a route that takes in one of the Cafs on the #LocafKnowledge Map.

2. Post a photo of your ride to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook tagging us, and using the hashtag #LocafKnowledge.

3. That's it.

And then we'll post you out a badge (whilst stocks last!).

To start with, we're sticking to the Cafs on the Map, but we might loosen this restriction over time. Bit like the blasted regulations we're finally escaping. The Map evolves over time as new Cafs open and perhaps some old ones sadly don't come back. If you're massively aggrieved about a missing Caf, let us know - no promises, but we might add them in.

Oh - and if you own or run one of the Cafs on the Map - holla - there's a free badge for you. ;)


Here's a few of the Cafs on the Map:

Post Box Pantry in Dufton

Melmerby Village Bakery

Goat Gap Cafe near Clapham

Wolf & Us in Silverdale

The Churchmouse in Barbon

Chesters by the River in Skelwith Bridge

The Three Hares in Sedbergh

Four Season Bakery in Ingleton

Penny Garth Cafe in Hawes

Apple Store in Scorton

The Barn in Scorton

Puddleducks in Dunsop Bridge

Riverbank Tearooms in Slaidburn

Cobbled Corner in Chipping

The Bridge Cafe Wray

Orton Scar Cafe

Granny Dowbekins Tearooms in Pooley Bridge

Little Chamonix in Keswick

Siskins Caf at Whinlatter

Method in Kendal

Home Ground in Windermere

Inglesport Cafe in Ingleton

The Swan at Newby Bridge

Broughton Village Bakery

Fairydust Emporium in Silloth on Solway

The Gin Case in Wigton

The Chalet at Portinscale

Priests Mill Cafe in Caldbeck

Syke Farm Tea Room in Buttermere

The Gather by Ennerdale

The Pot Place near Plumpton

Sizergh Barn, Sizergh

Mallard Café, Cartmel

Kitridding Farm Shop, Old Town

Clearwater Fisheries in Borwick

Light Ash in Myrescough

Roots Cafe in Preston

Little Town Dairy in Longridge

Town End Farm Shop at Airton

Country Kitchen near Waddingon

Bashall Barn

Ye Olde Naked Man Café in Settle

More? Bakery in Staveley

Wilf’s Caf in Staveley

The White Hare in Kirkby Stephen

Post Office Tea Room in Hornby

Wallings Ice Cream Parlour

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Susan McKeever
Susan McKeever
Apr 08, 2021

I applaud the Locafknowledge map but I would urge you to add the Threlkeld Village Hall Cafe to your list. It is cycling friendly with bike storage and slate floors so you can keep your shoes on and the food is fabulous. All made on site and great coffee. It’s a huge favourite among local riders.

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