Monday, 7 July 2014

Brilliant Bike Mugs for Tour de France fans (especially in Yorkshire!)

UK bike fans had an almighty win at the weekend, as we were lucky enough to have the Tour de France 'Le Grand Depart' in our very own Yorkshire. Being that bikes and booze go hand in hand (have you SEEN this bicycle wine holder?) we sent out very own Freddy Bulmer to watch the start of the race. (Well, actually, he's a massive cycling maniac so he had VIP tickets anyway, but we like to make ourselves sound important.)

He even took this awesome video at the starting line, so you can watch the Red Arrows fly past, get up close and personal with Prince Will and her royal Duchess Kate, and see all the clever bicyclists adjust their headgear and do a bit of a cycle:



Being one of the coolest places in Britain, Yorkshire went all out for the big event - Yorkshire Tea even made some special edition teabags:


Uniting tea and cycling seems a totally natural thing to do, but only the lucky few will get to nab a box of the limited edition 'Yorkshire Thé' tea (want!) so I thought I'd assemble a handy collection of totally brilliant bike mugs so you can enjoy a brew, bicycle-style:



'I Wheelie Love Riding My Bike' mug, by Kelly Connor on Not On The High Street, £10.75.



'Well, hello!' penny farthing bike mug - Tickled Teal Boutique on Etsy (£8.97 + shipping to the UK, which - to be honest - is a little pricey at just under £15...)


From one extreme to the other, this bicycles mug is only £1.49 at BHS!


We already told you about this cute 'owl riding a bike' enamel mug a few months ago, but it's well worth a mention in this roundup. Especially as it's only £5.75 from Hunkydory Home!


Speaking of enamel, how cute is this bikeoholic mug? £10.99 plus less than a fiver's shipping from Poland, via MugYourself on Etsy.


I love this retro bikes mug by Ella Doran. It's £10 at Amara.


The 'I bloody love riding my bike' mug pretty much says it all. £10.75 from Kelly Connor on Not on the High Street.


The Classic Bike mug is £13.95 from Graham & Green.


This pretty bike mug is in the sale at TheTinOwl on Etsy. It's £6.58 (plus a tenner to post from the States...)


I love this 'Bicycle rider's favourite tea' mug. Pick it up at John Lewis for £7.99.


I think the 'This is how I roll' bike mug might be my all-time favourite. The only downside is the price - it's £10.77 (with the same amount for postage) from LennyMud on Etsy.


A much thriftier bet (with an added Queen reference) is this I Want To Ride My Bike mug from UK-based OldEnglishCo on Etsy. It's £9.95 with £3.50 postage.



Lastly, you might even want to buy a whole set of bike mugs! I like the plain but stylish design of this set of four colourful bike mugs from Ginger & French - the set of four is £38.

I think I'm all biked out now! I need a nice sit down and a cup of tea in front of the Tour de France...

As ever, tell us your fave in the comments!

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