What is Handlebar Cafe?

The Handlebar Café will be a cafe and bike workshop on the Viaduct Cycle Path at the foot of St Catherine's Hill, south of Winchester.

It will offer refreshments, bike repairs, accessories and information on walks and rides around the area.

The project was created by a group of local teenagers working with the charity Spud.  Spud will co-ordinate the building of the café and workshop and once completed Bespoke Biking will be operating them.

The café and workshop will open 7 days a week and we will have regular bike repair slots, bike hire, organised cycle rides and more.

We hope to open the café and workshop by the end of Spring 2019.

  • A cycle themed cafe and workshop open to everyone! 

  • Echoing the shapes of two train carriages passing on the railway bridge.

  • Crafted largely from timber and a model of sustainable design.

  • It will offer bike maintenance, events and organised rides. 

  • The cafe will be owned by arts charity SPUD and operated by local Community Interest Company Bespoke Biking.




Who are Bespoke Biking?

Welcome to Bespoke Biking! Our mission is to encourage everyone to
get out and about having fun on their bikes.

Young or old, women, children and families. Whether you're trying to improve your fitness or a visitor to Winchester – we’ve got an activity
for you.

We offer bike hire, tours and rides around the beautiful streets and
hidden gems of Winchester.

We also offer one to one training sessions, group coaching and kids’
bike clubs to gain confidence and experience.

We can even service or repair your bike.

Bespoke Biking is a not for profit, social enterprise run by Heather Evans, a mum of two, who loves Winchester and wants to share her passion
for cycling.

She is dedicated to helping people realise how easy and fun cycling
is, especially riding in a group.

She has taught adults who have never ridden, takes groups out on a weekly basis and teaches children and adults how to cycle safely and with skill.

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Where to find us

Garnier Road car park,Winchester,

SO23 9PA

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Get in Touch

E-mail: manager@handlebarcafe.org

Fundraising Statement:

SPUD punches well above its weight in terms of project delivery, social impact and community outcomes. In order to deliver so well on our projects and to focus on the increasing provision of youth workshops we have decided to engage the services of daily bread consultancy, a local professional fundraising service that is paid based on the success of their work. If they are unsuccessful in raising funds for SPUD then the cost to SPUD is nothing. If successful we agree to pay daily bread consultancy up to 10% of the income they raise for us. SPUD is very happy with this agreement and feels that it is the most cost effective way to raise the income we need whilst continuing to focus our efforts on our work for our beneficiaries.

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