I’ve always had a soft spot for Berwick-upon-Tweed. Like saddle soreness, perhaps. But today I was happy again to visit the splendidly walled border town at the end of a fabulous sunny day ride visiting another excellent cycle-cafe.
The place in question was Lanterne Rouge, a friendly and lively magnet for local riders that often deservedly tops lists of Scotland’s bike cafes. (Though it has to be said there are far fewer of them than in England: I couldn’t find any currently open in Edinburgh or Glasgow at all.)
After my diligent researches into Lanterne Rouge’s cake and coffee, I had a quite superb ride from the cafe’s home in the village of Gifford across the Lammermuir Hills to Berwick: forty miles or so of fine moorland scenery and quiet back lanes.