By Nigel Wynn
Cycling Souvenirs has added to its already extensive line of bike-related coffee cups and mugs with several new offerings that celebrate famous Tour de France cycling climbs.
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Finished in classy black, silver and white, they are immediately obviously about cycling – there are no images of cyclists, for example – which means their appeal could extend beyond the cycling world.
Once you lift the cups off their saucers, you are greeted with a design inspired by the climb: so, a Ventoux observatory mast and a representation of Alpe d'Huez's famous hairpin bends.
According to Cycling Souvenirs, the cup sets are hand-finished and kiln fired in the UK, and most importantly are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Each espresso set (one cup and saucer) costs £15.95, with the larger cappuccino sets costing £16.95.
Cycling Souvenirs also do a range of cups and mugs featuring retro team logos, world champion stripes, famous races and designs inspired by Grand Tour classification jerseys.
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