Blog2010 ≫ The Hub cycle shop in Sandgate is ace

OK mostly I went in for the cafe, but what a lovely place

OK, I went there because it is a cafe too, but it has made me want to buy a new bike. Been thinking about it for a while, something we will probably do when we move. Then we can cycle up and down the canal path and the sea front, with the boy on a little trailer.

Walked to our new house and back this afternoon with the boy for entertainment and exercise. I was only intending to check out this cafe, but it was so nice I kept on walking and stopped in at the cafe on the way back.

It has nice cool decor, very reasonably priced drinks, free water, and it's super child friendly - they have some toys and things to keep the kids occupied while you get talked into buying a bike, and they even do a bambinoccino. Oh and there's bike hire too, so we might take a couple of Electra Townie1s for the afternoon. Oh, but probably won't buy one2...

Picked up some bike brochures, if there's anything left over when we move, we'll get new bikes soon. Holiday Extras (work) is in the cycle to work scheme3 so I can get one without paying the tax, if the tories don't stop it. I particularly like the Pashley Guv'nor4 but it's a bit out of my price range.

💬 The Ship Inn has finally been extended

💬 Gate 28 has a pool table now

💬 The Clarendon is now a free house called The Earl of Clarendon

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