The Dalesman, a homely café on the main road through Gargave, is very affordable and very bike friendly. It’s a fantastic little place with a built in sweet shop and for a lot of cyclists it’s their go-to café in all seasons. In winter it’s especially enticing as one of its eating areas has a stone floor and an open fire, which is perfect when you arrive with wet kit and damp shoes.
On arrival, don’t expect an extensive menu, but the café is great for teas, cakes and meals such as beans and chips, bacon sarnies and cheese on toast – and they all come well cooked and hot.
In terms of cycling prestige, the nearby area is the home of the famous ‘café racing’ route, with the final leg of the smash coming down from Rylstone, finishing at the Gargrave sign, so don’t be surprised to see a few local hitters flexing their leg muscles before enjoying a brew in the village.
Pot of Yorkshire tea: £1.60
Double egg and chips: £4.75
Dalesman fruit cake with Wensleydale cheese
Local Climb / Segment
Legendary segment that ends at the Gargrave sign:
The Moses lads – they love a bit of cafe racing!
- 54 High St, Gargrave, Skipton, BD23 3LX