A CAFE in Langsett has been given a lifetime achievement award for serving South Yorkshire cyclists.

The Cycling UK annual Cyclist Cafe of the Year awards, now in their second-year, invite cyclists across the UK to choose their favourite haunts.

The Bank View Café has been serving South Yorkshire’s cyclists since 1900, initially to serve the nearby reservoir’s workers.

The café is located at one end of the Strines, a route which skirts the edge of open moorland that connects the Woodhead Pass (and Holme Moss) to Derbyshire’s Snake Pass and is popular with both roadies and mountain bikers.

You can’t miss the café, as the outside is painted in red polka dots in honour of the King of the Mountains jersey - awarded to the best riders up the hills and mountains in the Tour de France.

Owner Pete Sparks painted these in preparation for when the tour passed his doors in 2014.

Several cafes were nominated for the lifetime achievement award, but judges including former Celebrity Masterchef winner Angellica Bell, The Bank View Cafe was the ‘clear winner’.

Angellica visited the café to present the award, saying: “For everything you do for the community and for making this an amazing cycling hub I want to say a massive congratulations to Pete and everyone at Bank View Café.”