Speak to a cyclist for long enough and the conversation will soon turn to the benefits of either merino wool, or espressos. The former is a wonder material, which sucks up sweat and dumps heat on those punishing hill climbs, but still keeps you warm on frosty rides.

The latter is the non-Lance Armstrong’s drug of choice, delivering jolts of caffeine without calories (your frappuccino plays havoc with power-to-weight ratios) and takes the sting out of even the most gruelling ascents. So you’re as likely to find an Aeropress slotted beneath some bike seats as a water bottle.

Which is why London’s cycling clubs now make a Tuesday pilgrimage to the bar of communications company Exposure, where Mother’s Milk crafts up its award-winning coffee. The brewing duo of James Wise and Will Hilliard learned their way around an espresso machine at two of the driving forces behind the capital’s coffee renaissance – Prufrock and the Espresso Room – before graduating to run the coffee bar at hip cycling mecca Rapha. All of which has coalesced into their new role, fuelling the city’s two-wheeled creatives.

Not that Mother’s Milk’s coffee is restricted solely to cyclists. Should you fancy your own morning pick-me-up or post-prandial desnoozer, the coffee bar is open from 8.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, where you can get your caffeine hit for just £2. There’s no dress code, but we’d advise wearing your best merino sweater. Just to give you something to talk about.

22-23 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BU

Mother’s Milk Coffee At Exposure

Mother's Milk Coffee At Exposure London

Mother's Milk Coffee At Exposure London

Mother's Milk Coffee At Exposure London

Mother's Milk Coffee At Exposure London

Mother's Milk Coffee At Exposure London

Mother's Milk Coffee At Exposure London