Strava have compiled a list of London’s most popular coffee stops, based on user activity when riding in the capital.
Alongside being able to track where cyclists ride, popular route mapping and tracking app Strava can also see where riders stop – and have used that data to compile a list of the capital’s top coffee shops.
Having launched Strava Local – their curated travel guides based on user activity, with London one of the cities featured – they have also been able to pick out the top places for a mid-ride coffee and cake.
Based on data from an average 78,000 London rides each week – amounting to a combined 1.7million kilometres in the saddle – the average Strava cyclist stops for coffee after 90 minutes, usually for 16 minutes, in line with the global average.
But where do they stop? The number one place to recharge your batteries mid-ride is the Roehampton Gate Café in Richmond Park according to Strava.
Perhaps reflective of where people ride, it pipped the National Trust’s Box Hill Café into second place, while other favourites such as Look Mum No Hands! on Old Street, G!RO in Esher and Soho’s Rapha Cycle Club also feature.
See the full list below or to find out more about Strava Local check out www.strava.com/local.
London’s top coffee stops, according to Strava
1) Roehampton Gate Café, Richmond Park
2) Box Hill Café, Tadworth
3) Peaslake Stores, Guildford
4) Cadence Cycling Performance Centre, Crystal Palace
5) G!RO, Esher
6) Old Village Café, Hayes
7) Dish, Hampton Court
8) Look Mum No Hands!, Old Street
9) Garden Café, Regents Park
10) Rapha Cycle Club, Soho
11) Café St Germain, Crystal Palace
12) Bike Beans Cycling Café, Ashtead
13) Pretorious Coffee Bar, Hoxton
14) Grind Coffee Bar, Putney
15) Artisan Coffee, Putney