About

Rachael, Ross and Ben welcome you to their independent cycle and coffee shops in Hassocks, West Sussex, and Uckfield, East Sussex.

Rachael has a passion for coffee. At the age of 24, she ran her first country pub which soon led to opening a coffee shop and music venue within 18 months. Gathering her experience from a number of industry professionals, Rachael takes a lot of inspiration from the Italian cafe culture and has been a regular visitor of Lake Como where she has experienced everything Italian from the friendly service to the passion behind producing great food and drink.

Not only does Rachael deliver a quality product but she also creates a welcoming, homely environment here at Proper Cycling and Coffee. Keep an eye out for any events in the cafe too as I'm sure she has plenty of ideas up her sleeve!

Ross has a music industry background and his passion for cycling led him to start Proper Cycling and Coffee with long term friend Rachael on board. Ross is experienced in long distance cycling and is a highly experienced and qualified bike fitter. 

Ross spends as much time as he can cycling in the hills of Portugal and is an experienced cycle guide in the Algarve area. He’s also responsible for Proper Cycling Holidays based in the Algarve.

Ben originally joined the team as a mechanic in 2015 and then moved on to run his own successful cycle business. In 2020, Ben returned to Proper as an owner after merging his business into the group, enabling the sale of high end used cycles both online and instore.

Rachael, Ross & Ben look forward to seeing you all soon for a coffee, chat and a ride.

Cycling

We love cycling at Proper. Join us for rides with our CC, get a bike fit or simply join us in the cafe to chat bikes!

Proper Cycling Club
Coffee & Food

We’ve partnered with local suppliers to bring you the best in coffee & food. Unwind & relax in our cafe

Proper Cycling Club
Holidays

Offering relaxed guided social rides, full support, self guided rides and training camps for the more serious riders.

Proper Cycling Club