Bristol's latest cycle cafe: Roll for the Soul

Laura Laker visits Bristol's latest cycle cafe, Roll for the Soul, which was inspired by the local bike festival and bike project.

Roll for the soul Cycle Cafe

Bristol's Roll for the Soul is a cycle cafe with a difference. Inspired by the local bike festival and bike project, its shiny exterior, according to founder Rob Wall, is a Trojan horse to get Bristol cycling - and keep it cycling. The city has already dug deep to help make it happen, with money from the community, council and crowdfunding, as well as Wall's life savings.

In RFTS Wall wanted a year-round hang-out for Bristolians, whether they cycle or not. Open since July, the place is already buzzing from office workers at lunch through to late in the evening, when MTBers, commuters, roadies and their friends meet to chat, attend launches, talks, exhibitions and film screenings.

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