'There's so much to fight for' - how the UK's cycling cafes are struggling to survive

Cycling cafes by Kitty Pemberton-Platt salutes 22 establishments across the country as they are hit hard by the cost of living crisis

Cycling cafes
(Image credit: Kitty Pemberton-Platt)

For Jordan Addison, the co-owner of G!RO in Esher, Surrey, the problems his cycling cafe is facing at the moment are surprisingly not to do with either the cycling or the café parts of his business.

"From our perspective, any issues or pinch points we are facing, are not due to lack of footfall, I think it's just rising costs and access to staff," he tells Cycling Weekly. "I don't need to go online and say 'please come in' because I think they are. I don't think the issue is customers at all, I think it's wider issues."

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.