Owner Richard Wain-Heapy said: “The cafe is a place for bikers to meet. We’re open every day except Mondays and we’re becoming popular with bikers on a ride out. We’re trying to recreate the spirit and feel of the Sixties and Seventies where riders would meet up at their favourite haunt.
“These places had a relaxed laid back atmosphere which is missing from the modern interpretations which have no character at all but are just plastic facsimiles of what used to be. So we converted a 36ft coach just for the job.”
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And it’s proving a success with a broad range of motorcyclists with machines from every motorcycling era popping in to enjoy a cuppa. Adrenaline keeps a well stocked showroom (60 classic machines when we visited) and its resident mechanic is on hand to give free advice on Saturdays.
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