C&CC invitation image courtesy of BikemindedRBKC design team
Last month I met with Kathryn of BikemindedRBKC to discuss working together on ideas for future cycling projects. Plenty of progress has happened since that excellent meeting, and the first project to come from it will be the Kensington & Chelsea Cake & Coffee Cruise!
The C&CC will be a cycle cruise to some of the Royal Borough's Cafés, with the chance to sample some of the best Coffee & Cakes on offer with a degustation menu being specially arranged for the ride... including a very special luxury foodie stop along the way. With the various Coffee-Stops confirmed by Kathryn & the Bikeminded team, the next step was to get together for a practice ride of the route.
We met-up a couple of weeks ago to test out the route. It became a lovely day of group cycling as we were accompanied by The Boy*, @jackal420 and @thefixedfactor
Starting off from Portobello Road, we made our way along the planned route, taking in the beautiful quiet back roads of Kensington. There was the occasional stop to meet with some of the Cafés involved with the C&CC. Without revealing too much, we had to sample some of the delicious Coffee and sweet treats that would be part of the event... of course ;)
The practice run was fantastic & has us all very excited. The inaugural Cake & Coffee Cruise will lead on to another being organised with a larger group capacity, so keep your eyes on BikeMindedRBKC for further announcements. To those attending, see you very soon...!
*Many thanks to Ian James for the photography for the day.
More images can be viewed in the "Cake & Coffee Test Ride"set on Flickr.