BREAD ON A BIKE is an artisan micro bakery based in Cambridge, launched in January 2013, baking hand crafted loaves using the highest quality organic ingredients. I bake to order for anyone who wants freshly baked, naturally leavened, slowly fermented bread. You can collect your bread from Cavendish Road, CB1 (off Mill Road), by arrangement. As you can see from the name, for a long time I was delivering all my loaves by bike but for the time being, while I work on developing the business and search for premises, bicycle deliveries are mainly on hold.
I bake sourdough bread in my home kitchen using a domestic oven and fresh bread is available for individual customers on Thursdays and Fridays. I bake for commercial customers on other days.
I learned how to make sourdough bread from one of my bread heroes, Andrew Whitley. In 2011 and 2012, each weekend for 18 months, I had the amazing opportunity of working with Ben McKinnon at the E5 Bakehouse in Hackney and also spent a month working at the Handmade Bakery, a co-operative bakery in Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire. I started baking for a few people I worked with shortly before I was made redundant from my job in nutrition research in January 2013. When I left work, the friends I was supplying didn’t want to stop having their bread, and so I carried on baking and cycling around delivering it! Since then 8 work colleagues and friends has increased to over 800 customers (end of 2016) simply by word of mouth. It is wonderful to know how many people there are out there who appreciate ‘real’ bread!