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Coffee and cycling - a match made in heaven. Add cake into the mix, and you've got heaven with a bike park.

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We've all got our own favourite cycling cafe stops, and when we posted this picture on Facebook and asked you to share your own perfect pit stops, we were stunned by the number of awesome suggestions we received.

We've rounded up some of the best looking coffee shops you came up with. We know there are tons and tons more, so please feel free to pop your own pit stop tip-offs in the comments...

house of coffee

Laura says: "House of Coffee, Worcester. Super friendly, cycling artwork on all the walls & best cookies in the county!!"

You'll find House of Coffee at 104 High Street, Worcester - they serve artisan coffee, premium tees and chais, luxury hot chocolate, as well as some scrumptious looking Rocky Road. The coffee shop is open 6 days a week (don't try and visit on Sunday), and is fully licensed and available for hire (we're thinking birthday ride and drinks...).

domestique cafe stop bookham

Emma says: "Domestique Cycle Cafe in Bookham, Surrey. Best coffee and cake in the world!"

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At 8 Grove Corner, Great Bookham, Domestique opened their doors last year. They've got secure bike parking, a selection of tantalizing cake, great coffee, all slap bang in the middle of the Surrey Hills.

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Eleanor recommended Siempre Bicycle Cafe, in Dumbarton Road, Glasgow - and we were bowled over when we checked out their website.

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The cafe serves some mouth watering BIG salads (we love a proper salad), sandwiches, coffee and cake, juices and more. There's an awesome looking 'hatch' so you can stay outside with your bike if it's sunny, and a beautifully painted graffiti beer garden.

As well as all that, they've got a workshop, plus bikes, clothing and accessories for sale. We're in love.

velocity

Celena put forward Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop in Inverness. They're a social enterprise with space for you to book a workstand and get to grips with maintaining your own bike.

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It's hungry work, so there's a cafe that's perfect for riders and budding mechanics, where they serve locally sourced food, hand baked cakes, soup, tea and coffee.

Just to make sure their halo's are ultra polished, Volocity also run a range out outreach projects with schools, women's groups and local commuters. Angelic.

velo house kent

Heidi put her vote in for the Velo House in Kent, tempting us with: "Great coffee, food, people, shop and bike workshop!"

Velo House opened last summer at 5 St Johns Rd, Tunbridge Wells - a great part of the Kentish countryside that features in many rides from London.

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Offering a full-on bike shop, bike fitting, event hire, and some brilliantly creative cake designs (we love this cyclocross themed birthday chocolate cake...) they're on our 'to ride to' list.

chapeau manchester

Lisa brought our attention to Chapeau Cafe and Farm Shop and the pictures had our mouths watering.

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A meeting place for groups of local cyclists, 'Chapeau' (an expression of approval and appreciation as a sign of admiration or respect, according to their wall art) is a perfect spot to celebrate a landmark ride.

The cafe have embraced their cyclist following, and publish a ride of the month, as well as stocking essentials and their very own jersey design.

faustos

Named after an exceptional Italian rider who won the Giro 5 times and the Tour de France twice, Fausto's invite you in for a 'cup of Coppi' (we're talking about Fausto Coppi, if you missed it).

Recommended by Alexander, they're an all Italian coffee shop, located right next door to a bike shop. They're serving Illy coffee, 'De Roma' gelato to cool you down after heated rides, plus home made cakes and sandwiches on fresh baked bread.

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This nomination came from Mandy. You'll find Amici and Bici in Abbeydale Road, Sheffield - and inside you'll discover coffee, cafe, magnificently nutritious looking lunches plus a constant stream of cycling in TV.

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They've even got their own kit - we're looking forward to nipping by and picking up a set for our next cafe ride.

spill the beans

Caroline told us that Spill the Beans was the place to go for "yummy cakes".

We checked them out - and it looks like she's well and truly onto something. The cute coffee shop in Dunkeld serve fresh coffee, locally sourced meat and veg, plus plenty of homemade yummies.

They say they're about 'bikes, dogs and gardens' - there's bike parking out the front, and a peaceful garden behind the 15th century house.

giro

Voted the best cycling cafe stop in the UK, Giro in Esher certainly deserve a mention.

With a selection of gorgeous looking lunches, coffee and cake, they also host regular rides for cyclists of all levels.

Clothing, accessories, gifts and bikes by high end brands Argonaut and Bowman are on sale, and if you're after evening entertainment, you'll find a range of craft beer and wine served until 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Enjoy! Of course, if you fancy getting your own bake on, you could try our French Toast Squares or Pistachio and Apricot Powerballs.