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Kit We Eat

The guide to good grub. Good cafes, pubs and pie shops across the region, and some healthy stuff thrown in for those who prefer a lettuce leaf or two.  We're very fond of cake and pies and butties, but also know the value of the healthier options when  riding, so this section of reviews is a good mix...something for everyone!

And ... Here's our own recipe for Farfalle Pasta, to help you to carb load and celebrate the Giro D'Italia


WIN2 Energy Bars

We came across this exciting Belgium brand on a recent trip to Flanders. Having been using their energy bars for winter hill rides in the Yorkshire Dales, they are withou doubt, a top of the podium product. Read our review here...

TORQ Fitness Gels, Drinks & Bars

The TORQ fitness system is something quite special; Grant & Emma also swear by it here. We don't say this lightly, but having recently tested it out and found some noticable benefits. Take a read here...


Nutritious Energy Bites

Ed Sykes has been eating on our behalf...Testing out these great energy bites for athletes!


High 5 Sports Nutrition Zero Tabs - Tropical (new flavour)

When it comes to nutrition, I've become fairly fussy about what I will and won't have. It's important to me that any product I buy contains only natural ingredients so I'm one of those annoying people that stands there for ages reading the labels in the supermarket to make sure I feel happy relying on a particular food or drink when out on a ride.(Helen Harris)

OTE Gels & Drinks

Garry spent some time testing gels and drinking suppliments from northern based compnay OTE. These guys are producing some world renowned stuff...

High 5 Energy Source Extreme

Routes guy Norman tested this energy drink from High 5 over a period of weeks...and found the hills juust that little bit easier! Read his review to find out more



Cafes Pubs Shops

Cafe Ciao! - Guiseley 

How Stean Gorge - Nidderdale   

Penny Bank Cafe - Kirkby Moorside

The Coffee Pot - Osmotherley

Corn Mill Tearoom, Wensleydale

The Old Barn - Malham

Grindleford Station - Peak District

Dales Bike Centre - Swaledale

Siskins Cafe - Whinlatter

Shepherds Cafe - Borrowdale *

Grange Cafe - Borrowdale

Square Orange - Keswick

Greens Cafe - Grasmere

The Apple Pie - Ambleside

Bilbos Cafe - Ambleside

Old Cobblers Tea Rooms - Hawkshead

Wilf's - Staveley

The Curious Table - Easingwold

Berry's - Wensleydale

Fellbites - Glenridding

Askham Hall - Askham, Cumbria

Coppice Cafe, Aysgarth, Dales









The Craven Arms - Appletreewick 

The Racehorses - Kettlewell

The Tan Hill Inn - Swaledale *

Tennant Arms - Kilnsey

Street Head Inn - Bishopdale

The Langstrath - Borrowdale

Royal Oak - Keswick

The George - Keswick

The Black Bull - Coniston






















 Kendall's Farm Butchers - Pateley Bridge

Stuart Smith Pies - Milnthorpe

Appleton's Butchers - Ripon

Highside Butchers - Kirkby Malzeard

Balsdon Butchers - Summerbridge

Thomason's - Keswick