The ever-growing popularity of cycling has generated a proliferation of cafés dedicated to cyclists and cycling culture. Recently we went to the official opening of one of the latest examples: Brighton’s brand new Velo Café. We also visited the Spin London & London Coffee Festival Christmas Fair in Shoreditch last week for cycling and coffee related festive shopping ideas (and hog roast…and lager). Coffee culture predates cycling by a long way, but these days the two enjoy a strong relationship. And there’s a lot more to it than simply jump-starting your rides with a hit of caffeine. We’ll be exploring this relationship more in issue four but in the meantime if you're heading down to the south coast you could do worse than check out the latest incarnation of cycle café culture on The Level in Brighton.