We're open!

Last weekend The South Downs Social opened its doors for the first time. We've created a home-from-home for the local cycling community. Here's what you can expect:

• Awesome coffee from our local roasters, Winchester Coffee Roasters, all made by our expert Head Barista Marta on a Sanremo Verde machine.

• Absolutely gorgeous Belgian hot chocolate - we use Callebaud, a legendary Belgian brand. Treat yourself and go for the luxury option - we love the gingerbread hot choc.

• Super-tasty local cakes and snacks. We buy our cakes in from a variety of little indie local bakers, and we've always got vegan and gluten free options available. The courgette cake and the Biscoff tiffin have been big hits so far. We're also offering sourdough sandwiches (freshly made on the premises) for now - we'll have hot food options coming up over the next few weeks.

• We've got the best selection of unique, curated cycling gifts in the South, with the full range of Handmade Cyclist products, cycling bodycare products from Veloskin (including their legendary chamois cream), a cracking selection of reading material from Pursuit Books, perfect little enamel badges from Ciclismo Badges plus a range of Victory Chimp sunglasses, socks, neckers and more. In short, if you are looking for a cycling gift, we're your one-stop-shop.

Plus we've got racing on the big screen (the World CX Champs at the end of January will be a big one), and we're putting together a cracking selection of fun events, talks, screenings and more. It's not called the Social for nothing!

So come down, hang out, grab a coffee, drop a massive hint to your family about what Christmas gift you want - and come and have a chat about bikes. It's what we're here for.

The South Downs Social is at 3-4 Kings Walk, Winchester, SO23 8AF. Open 9:30-5pm, Wednesday - Sunday.

See more:
Instagram: @southdownssocial
Facebook: @SouthDownsSocial
Twitter: @SocialDowns


December 10, 2021 — Neil Wyatt