After an inspiring few years of traveling Europe and visiting our capital London, watching the coffee and bike revolution unfold paved the way to the birth of The Commute.
The idea of bringing together our 2 loves, cycling and craft coffee means we’re pasionate about what we do. Located in the town of Ilkley a few cycle pedal strokes north of Leeds and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales which is blessed with some of the best cycling roads in the country.
The Commute has grown into a hub for keen cyclists searching for the perfect stop off point for coffee, lunch, cake and those quick bike tweaks in our workshop. We welcome everyone looking for a cool place to relax, chat and enjoy some delights from our locally sourced, freshly prepared menu.
Gavin ‘Goose’ Smith
The man in charge and founder of The Commute Yorkshire, making it all happen – keeping customers happy and fed and watered.
For Gavin it’s all about family and the business is a hub for his family as well as local cyclists, coffee lovers and local hungry diners.
Matt ‘The Knife’ Cleave
His nickname suits him to a tee. Not only an accomplished barista but also a master at slicing up the best veggie club sandwich for miles around.
Don’t be fooled by his slight stature he is a heavyweight on the bike, the way he carves his way up a hill – with a string of climbing records, he has become legendary in these parts.
Retail and workshop
At The Commute we aim to cover those essential purchases to keep you cycling – along with our in-house workshop space, with onsite mechanic we can offer everything from a full bike strip down to a simple tyre swap.
We have a expanding range of clothing for all conditions, along with our very own custom kit designed by our pals at Paria.cc – jerseys, bib shorts, base layers and accessories. We focus on working with independents to provide a bispoke selection of street wear and cycle clothing. In addition we offer cycling gifts, tee shirts and socks, all essentials such as lights, tyres and mudguards to mention a few.
Great coffee and fabulous food
Cycling and craft coffee are a match made! At The Commute, coffee is our passion and this all starts by using the best direct trade beans and perfecting our receipt for that on point brew every time.
As for our food, we offer a healthy, localy sourced selection of breakfast, brunch and tasty lunchtime goodness – soups, sandwiches, paninis and more. Veggie and vegan options always available and a freshly made supply of cakes and pastries.