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Council ‘clarifies’ situation on cyclists’ use of Velolife Cafe

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council has ‘clarified’ the situation at Velolife Cafe.

It said cyclists can “use the facilities at the café but must not arrange organised meets that start, end or stop at the café. This is to ensure nearby residents are not impacted.”

Velolife Cafe is located on Warren Row, Berkshire. In a statement posted on Facebook on 30th July, it said: ” To all our cyclist customers, please take note. This is a very serious request from us here at Velolife and our very existence hangs in the balance.

“Could we please ask you not under any circumstances to meet here at Velolife or in the carpark or in the vicinity, prior to departing on a ride or then after the ride has finished. We are not allowed to have ‘cyclists meets’ starting from or finishing at our premises under any circumstances. Could we also please ask you not to arrive on our premises outside of our permitted hours which are 9-19:00, seven days a week.

“We would also ask that when on-site, you keep noise to a minimum in order to cause as little disturbance to our neighbours as possible and always be polite and courteous. Not complying with these rules jeopardises Velolife’s future!

“Thank you for your understanding and helping to stick to the rules.”

On 4th August, it posted again on Facebook saying the support it has received over the past two days has been “overwhelming” and the community that it is part of has shown “compassion, understanding and an immense ability to band together to stand for what we believe is right.”

The council posted the letter on Twitter yesterday, 7th August.

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