The people behind the Trans Pennine Trail in South Yorkshire definitely know how to motivate people to get out and propel themselves by their own steam. Between April and August this year, anyone who visits the RSPB Old Moor Nature Reserve in the Dearne Valley by way of a bicycle and the TPT (which runs right by the reserve) will be entitled to a free cuppa (or other liquid refreshment) at Gannets Café.
In the interests of strict accuracy, we should point out that the offer is also available to those travelling by foot or indeed public transport, being as it’s essentially designed as an incentive for using environmentally-agreeable transport. But you don’t need to know about that, you just need to know that you can get free tea at the CTC award-winning café – collect a voucher from the visitor centre.
The café even stocks bike spares, which is always worth knowing. Any café that can sell you an inner tube and give you a cup of tea is pretty good in our book…