VéloRelay: A Cycling Café

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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….

  4. 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!

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