So I’m out on my bike, minding my own business, and suddenly my brain starts up and reminds me that there is supposed to be a new ‘cycling café’ that just opened up in Sommières. Brain tells body to turn left at Quissac and 30 minutes later I’m here.
When I walked in I introduced myself and was recognized, sort of. Sandra, Manager (so her card says) of our new cycling café, knew me from the Cycling Languedoc website. As you can imagine, I immediately liked these people.
And it gets better. They have bagels!
Among other good-looking oddities, like quesadillas, burritos and organic beer from literally around the corner. This space appears to be Sandra’s domain.
They also have a little sales center in one corner, with some road bikes, as well as electric ones they hope to rent out, I gather. This is Fabien’s area.
Jean-michel, Directeur, has lots of plans for the place, including bike storage, an exercise room and a sauna. Here he is with Sandra. He moonlights as her husband.
And one final shot of the place you order your beer and bagel, with Olivier, brother of Fabien. I’m not sure which corner is his yet.
I wish our local cycling café the best of success. Get a big-screen TV and loop races all day long and you will have at least one satisfied customer (who may never leave).
20 thoughts on “VéloRelay: A Cycling Café”
Hmmmmmm Bagels burritos beer and bikes. Heaven.
Good luck to Sandra, Jean-michel, Olivier, and Fabien! I will keep their growing business in Sommières in mind. Thanks for sharing.
Reminds me of a shop in London UK called, “Look Mum No Hands”. Great place and has a similar concept. Wish we had something like this where I lived. http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
I am going to ask them to replicate LookMomNoHands as much as possible.
Bonne chance a Sandra et a toute l’equipe. On va vous voir la semaine prochaine pour une visite.
Gerry, i see you like all consummables that start with a B.
See U soon
Pierre & Ginette
Maybe we’ll need to set up a ride that passes by this place when you’re here. We can see if have any other ‘b’s on the menu.
You seem to have missed the #1 most important point, which worries me. Any signs of ‘proper’ coffee. That above all else is what is needed most
And what was the beer?
You know, ‘that Sommières beer’, Erik. I’ll try the coffee next time, promise. But you two are often closer than me. Maybe you should test it out for us all.
This just in. Fabien just told me that his brother, Olivier, is VeloRelay’s barista. Trained in Paris, no less.
I like the Raymond Chandler opening. Nice style. Cafe looks good too.
So whereabouts is this in Sommieres
Place de la Liberation. The main roundabout in town. Outside the old center.
More of the magic of France
I’ll see you there someday for the cafe stop….with a bit of luck!
You’re welcome anytime, as long as you remember to bring your teeth.
Hmmm….on the route from Nimes to Montpellier, do I remember? How fun, will add it to my list. Maybe if we all say Gerry when we go in, they’ll giveyou a free brew….
I think you’d remember Sommieres if you’ve been there…maybe.
Haven’t been there, the memory is only of a name on my map. That phrase was unintentionally misleading ….
Word is spreading fast for these guys! We were given a card of theirs from some American clients of ours, who were waxing lyrical about the place! Bonne Chance, VeloRelay!
Nice one. Good news travels fast in Le Sud!
Great news! Next time I pop by Sommières I’ll check it out.