Cycling and coffee shops are fundamentally entwined, in fact many a epic cycling story has been told over our favourite brew! Below are a directory of our coffee shops local to Croston for when you are planning your trip out, we have also included some of our favourites further afield for when you are planning something a little longer.
Cedar Farm Galleries
Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire L40 3SY
Description: Cedar Farm is ideally located on a quiet country road, it features 2 coffee shops to choose from and some of the finest coffee in the area. With a good bike storage this is a popular venue amongst local cyclists.
Wallsuches, Horwich, Bolton
Description: Fast becoming a personal favourite Curleys is a restaurant at the evening but a welcoming and upmarket café by day. Great food, quality coffee and when the weather is nice a great view of the fishing lake. To top it off its downhill from here if you are setting off towards Croston.
Rivington Bowling Club
Description: Situated overlooking Rivington Reservoir and right at the foot of a club favourite climb ‘Sheephouse Lane’ you would struggle to find a better location to stop while out on the bike. Loads of outdoor seating and plenty of bike storage along with hard to beat prices make this an excellent café. On a nice day overlooking the reservoir it is sometimes difficult to get the motivation to get back on the bike!
Rivington Hall Barn
Description: Again situated right at the foot of Sheephouse Lane and Winter Hill this is a great location for a café to recharge before or after the climb. It is an old barn with original oak beams as well as providing quality food and drink. A favourite amongst cyclists for miles around.
Stydd Gardens, Stoneygate Lane, Ribchester, Preston, PR3 3YN
Description: Rosie Duck is a brand new deli-cake shop serving light refreshments in the beautiful Ribble Valley. A perfect distance for a mid-ride coffee stop from Croston. To top it off the Barista is a Croston Velo member. Nestled within the stunning surroundings of Stydd Gardens, Ribchester, rubbing shoulders with a number of wonderful independent boutique shops. Offering a place to enjoy a coffee and a place to purchase a range of food and homeware products. Their food items include both sweet and savoury with a focus on local, interesting and high quality.
Roots Cycling Cafe
Blackleach Farm, Roots Lane, Catforth, Preston, PR4 0JB
Description: Situated just North of Preston and a club favourite amongst Croston Velo this Café offers excellent bike storage, great outdoor seating, prompt service and good food/coffee. A must if you are on the way back from a long day in the Forest of Bowland or simply fancy a spin out around the guild wheel.
Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 8HQ
Description: Owned and run by the same people as Fettlers Wharf this café is a great place to stop if your route takes you out towards Southport. Great location on the wharf with outdoor seating and bike storage.
328 Chapel Lane, New Longton, Preston, PR4 4AB
Description: Ideally situated in the quiet lanes of New Longton, close to the Preston to Southport Sustrans route and the southern loop of the Lancashire Cycleway, Stickyweeds welcomes cyclists with a wide range of freshly made food using local ingredients where possible and Katie’s home made cakes. We aim to please!
Switchback Cycling Cafe
129 Cambridge Road, Southport, PR9 9SD
Description: A great cycling focused Café near the centre of Southport. Run by Dave Simms who is famous for cycling the whole Tour De France Route on a Chopper in aid of charity. The Chopper is now proudly hanging from the ceiling of the café
The Boathouse Brasserie
St Mary’s Marina, Manorhouse farm, Diamond Jubilee Road, Rufford, L40 1TD
Description: The boathouse is very popular amongst local cyclists. Situated right on the marina with a large outdoor seating area it offers an ideal spot for a coffee stop while out on the bike. It also has some of the largest/tastiest cakes around.
The Chocolate Rooms
The Boskins, Church Road, Tarleton, PR4 6UP
Description: Predominately a Chocolatier and producing some of the best tasting chocolate locally this venue also doubles up as a café in the village of Tarleton, a great place to stop on the way back from Southport.
The Delph Café
Halfpenny Lane, Eccleston, Lancashire, PR7 5PR
Description: The Delph is predominantly a Scuba Diving centre but it also has a good little café which is very reasonably priced with excellent visibility of your bike. Great if you fancy a post ride brew just before you get back to Croston.
The Green Jersey
Shawbridge Sawmill, Taylor Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1LY
Description: A great cycling specific coffee shop right in the heart of Clitheroe. Good Coffee and Cakes and furthermore it couples up as a bike shop so you can window shop while consuming your favourite brew! Great for those longer rides in over in the Pendle Hill area.
The Owd Barn
Spencers Farm, Rufford Road, Ormskirk, L40 3SA
Description: Situated in beautiful countryside just outside of Bispham this 16th century barn is a farm shop and café offering good quality food and drink to replenish the reserves while out on the road.
Twin Lakes Velo Cafe
Twin Lakes Industrial Park, Bretherton Road, Croston
A dedicated hub for cyclists. All cycling events on TV, bike parking, jet wash, tool kit, inner tubes, energy gels and bars. They encourage cyclists not just tolerate us. Appreciate it is on our door step but it is a great place to stop after a tough ride and relive the day out over a coffee!