Pit Stop: London


Where Rapha’s Kitty Pemberton-Platt goes for life’s important things: coffee, gin and bike stuff...

Get your fix...

200-204 Putney Bridge Rd,
London SW15 2NA

Picking a favourite coffee spot is like asking a parent to choose their favourite child: you love each for different reasons. My most frequent pre-ride haunt is The Dynamo in Putney, which offers decent coffee, space for your bike and pizzas named after mountains. For the full experience, visit for a leisurely weekend breakfast (eggs on toast with extra avo and extra toast), then roll out to Henley or Windsor.


Get it fixed...

49-53 Gray's Inn Rd, 
London WC1X 8PP

My beloved steed is a Condor. The good folks at the Clerkenwell Condor shop always have my back if anything goes wrong by serving up solutions, not jargon.

Different gear...

85 Brewer St, London W1F 9ZN

Visit one of Rapha’s Clubhouses and you’ll know why I love working for them: you instantly feel part of a community of like-minded people. Visit to add to your cycle wardrobe and walk out loving the sport even more than when you walked (or cycled) in. 


Queen Mary Gardens, NW1 4NU

The Regent's Bar & Kitchen, located on the Inner Circle in Regent's Park, is the perfect destination after a long ride or training session. There are plenty of tables so that you can sit alfresco, so all you need to worry about is: 'beer or gin and tonic?'.


45 Lexington St, London W1F 9AN

I love a restaurant that serves sweet potato fries, which is why veggie restaurant Mildreds is top of the list. Great atmosphere, awesome menu and brilliant service. That said, my main cravings after a big ride are for comfy chairs and no waiting, so we normally opt for Deliveroo.  


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