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New "Classics" Mugs from Cycling Souvenirs

New mugs and espresso cups from Cycling Souvenirs

Those vendors of cycling related fancies Cycling Souvenirs have just added some timely beverage based items to their range of biking gifts.

First up us a new collection of mugs based on the One Day Classics featuring races from both the Spring and Autumn campaigns. The Milan-San Remo, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallone, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Paris-Tours and the Giro di Lombardia are each available in coffee or tea holder form. Or hot Ribena, maybe. Each mug has the route profile of their featured race wrapped around it with the famous climbs or cobbled sections annotated and with their relative height or length included. The classic mugs are 9cm high and a hold 300ml/11oz, which is enough for a cup of tea, or not quite enough for a small bottle of Belgian beer. Not that you’d drink beer out of a mug, naturally, unless you’re watching Flanders.

The Classics mugs are a tenner each, and if you're a cycling uber-fan, or know someone who is, then you can buy the Classics 4 Pack of the Spring based Amstel Gold, Paris Roubaix, Tour of Flanders and Liege-Bastogne-Liege mugs for £36.00, or for the completely obsessed the full range of eight is available for £65.00. 

If your cycle related mug exploits are a little more prosaic you can celebrate them with the Cycling Souvenirs “Sportive” range featuring the Etape du Tour, Wiggle Ride and a Mercian mugs. The latter from the legendary steel frame builders in Derby features an “Everyone is going faster on a Mercian” design and is usually only available from Mercian themselves.

Finally, if the mugs are perfect for the post-ride warming cuppa then these are just the thing for the pre-ride kick-start; Cycling Souvenirs new espresso and cappuccino cups and saucers. The designs replicate their popular miniature KM markers, models of the kilometre markers that pass by so slowly on cols ascents, in white with a yellow band around the top and the name of the climb, the altitude and road number on the side. The best climbs in the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites are represented and cost £12.00 each and if you’re a caffeine addict or a particularly jittery grimpeur you can buy a four espresso cup Alps, Pyrenees or Dolomites set for £40.00.


As well as the col cups there are also World Championship and King of the Mountains espresso cups with the rainbow bands or polka dots around the top, although we’re pretty sure The Rules say only the winners of those respective jerseys can drink from these. Your opinion may differ. The espresso cups are an authentic thick-walled Italian design to keep the cofficianados happy and are dishwasher safe. Finally there’s a “La Marmotte” cappuccino cup and saucer, decorated with a profile of the route wrapped around the cup it holds 290ml/10.5oz of milky brown liquid and costs £15.00.

Something there for any cycling fan to warm their hands on whilst they watch a Classic on telly then, or if this Spring is anything to go by, pouring hot tea over themselves to thaw out.

Jo Burt has spent the majority of his life riding bikes, drawing bikes and writing about bikes. When he's not scribbling pictures for the whole gamut of cycling media he writes words about them for and when he's not doing either of those he's pedaling. Then in whatever spare minutes there are in between he's agonizing over getting his socks, cycling cap and bar-tape to coordinate just so. And is quietly disappointed that yours don't He rides and races road bikes a bit, cyclo-cross bikes a lot and mountainbikes a fair bit too. Would rather be up a mountain.

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