Dame Kelly Holmes Opens Second 1809 Cafe Gravesend
Succulent Pig Runs Cafe
Dame Kelly Holmes is aiming to share her knowledge and success from her athletic career with the people of kent. Sharing her love of fitness and health with the establishment of her new cafes.
Recently we had the great honour of running a café on behalf of the new 1809 Café at the Cyclopark Gravesend. The 1809 Café is the second to be opened by Dame Kelly Holmes the magnificent gold medal winner at the Athens Olympics. Dame Kelly achieved gold in both the 800 m and 1500 m middle distance events in 2004. Her medal winning competition number was 1809 a significant number that has now become the name of her cafes.
This exciting new lifestyle Café was due to open in June but from Bank Holiday Monday we stepped up to help out. Setting up with our own well-known Succulent Pig Hog Roast we cooked and barbecued for all the people who flocked to the park.
The Cyclopark is an exciting place attracting cycle riders, BMX enthusiasts, skate boarders as well as walkers and runners. With the numbers attending and using the facilities increasing we were delighted to set up our stand. Our Hog Roaster and barbecue were working flat out to keep up with our hungry customers. Particular favourites were the hog roast marinade with our own special sauce along with barbecue sausages, proved a winner.
Succulent Pig working hard
That proved to be our work-out for the day, making sure that during the heat from our cooking our team stayed focus and hydrated was the challenge.
Workouts, staying fit and fun
We were lucky enough to see the commencement of the Nice Work Summer Series. Runners gathered for a 5 k and 10 k race. The previous Saturday 27th the Cyclopark hosted their first Marathon on the track with over 400 runners taking part.
The parks new management team are working hard to promote all the facilities available. There is something for everyone who wants to improve their levels of fitness. The park offers classes in spinning, fight club, pilates, as well as cycling and running. Also included are facilities for children such as the Toddlers Centre on a Friday. This is a beautiful venue so even if you just want to walk that’s included to.
Having your cake and eating it
If you don’t want to join in with the activities you can come along and enjoy the environment. Come and join the café for a morning or afternoon treat and enjoy quality teas, coffees and accompany this with one of the gorgeous cakes available. Sit in the café and enjoy the opportunity to watch the sporting activities going on around. Maybe this will be enough to inspire you to join in?