Why the name Musette?

It took us a long while to come up with a name that we could agree upon. We had some strange ideas such as Big Leg’s Coffee Shop, which we found funny but not quite right. Eventually we decided upon Musette because it sounds nice to say, it adds a touch of femininity to the brand, and what it describes links the two things we specialise in: cycling and eating / drinking.

Musette is a technical cycling term that is used in both French and English when talking about the shoulder bag that is handed to cyclists during races. It is filled with everything a cyclist might need to rehydrate and keep energy levels high.


Here we see Eddy Merckx with a musette mid race.