Posted on February 25, 2016 by Kate Greenway | 0 Comments
The Bikelander – The Goat Story.
What do we want in a travel mug? Something that won’t leak all over the inside of your bag. Something that will keep your drink hot. Something that’s easy to use and easy to hold. And naturally, something that looks good. Introducing: The Goat Story Mug.
You may have seen or heard of the latest quirky product in Coffee Tech – The Goat Story Mug. Here at Bikelands we were 1 of 10,617 supporters that helped fund Goat Story on Kickstarter to help launch their business. Having loved the design initially we now love that we get to see these “one of a kind” mugs on our shelves every day and know that we helped get them there!
Goat Story gets it inspiration from the goat herders in the 13th Century and updated it for modern use: at the desk, or on the go. They are available in four earthy colours, black, brown, marsala and a special edition hemp. The mug itself is made from Polypropylene, which is a 100% BPA free material. The straps and the holders can be made from either leather or faux leather dependent on your preferences. At Bikelands we stock the leather version. The strap is detachable from the mug and can be adjusted in length. It can go as long as a cross body or to a wristlet strap. Perfect for carrying on your back when you’re commuting to work on your bike or hanging off the handlebar.
For those wondering how the shape of a goat’s horn acts as a practical shape for a mug, the aforementioned “holder” doubles as a stand for the mug, making it the ideal companion for your desk. The holder also acts as an insulator, no more cold coffee. Neat huh? Of course it can also be used for tea, hot chocolate or cold drinks but we do like our coffee - black, no sugar!.
Your Goat Story comes packaged in a small cardboard box, enclosed is your mug wrapped together in an authentic coffee bean sack.
The Goat Story Mugs are available at Bikelands
*No Goats were harmed in the making of Goat Story.
**All photo credits to Goat Story.
The Bikelands story was born out of a love for cycling, a penchant for style and an appreciation for a sustainable transport solution. Cycling is one of life's constants, since my first wobbly 'pedallings' along our street, getting to school, Uni and more recently around the streets of London. A holiday in La Rochelle, France was the inspirational straw that conceived The Bikelands Story.
Bikelands is nestled among all manner of cycle paths and trails and situated within an awesome triumvirate of Devonshire countryside. Whether it is the sandy beaches of Exmouth, the Gateway to The Jurassic Coastline, the ever changing beauty that is the Exe Estuary, or East Devon's hinterland of Woodbury Common, you'll feel as though you've gone to cycling heaven...Those That Ride Discover!
Cycling should be all inclusive, young or old and all those in between. We should also be doing it more often; leaving the car at home when we pop to the shops, even if it's only once a week. For family Bikelands it's a fun, cheap and healthy family day out. The kids always remember these days. But especially it's for you! To blow those cobwebs away and revive the soul.
At Bikelands we see ourselves more of a bicycle emporium rather than a straightforward shop. We’re more leisure than Lycra and more picnic than pain. We have a perfect range of elegant bicycles for town and gentle riding, for the ladies and gentlemen amongst us. Created by the London based team at Bobbin Bicycles.
Fixed wheel and single speed cycling is quickly growing in popularity. From it's underground cult followers of track enthusiasts and couriers. It's now spreading countrywide. If you're thinking about doing it, come and see us! I'm sure you have some questions. We have a great range of bikes from Tokyo Bike, Mango and Foffa. For those already indoctrinated, we know you love to customise. Choose from our wide range of components and accessories, including Brick Lane Bikes.
With our beautiful beaches only minutes away, we had to make sure we offered a classic cruiser too, Electra fits perfectly. Go on...Live the dream!
We think bicycles should have personality too. Whether it's a beautiful leather saddle, pannier, rack, bell or basket, you'll find what you need at Bikelands. Choose from Brooks, Basil and Linus, amongst other less known gems. We also have a wide range of stylish accessories and unusual finds, including Bern helmets, Bookman lights and Oopsmark hand crafted leather wine rack. In fact, we're continuously seeking out quirky, stylish and of course practical cycling accessories so remember to keep popping back.
Since opening Bikelands we are lucky enough to have become part of the community here in Exmouth. Many of our customers have become friends. We get many repeat visitors whether that's the 'locals' popping in for a chat, to see whats new in or returning holiday makers who want a repeat of the wonderful day out they had on our bikes the previous year. So don't be shy, pop in for a chat ... Browse, Borrow, Buy...
Happy cycling, Rebecca, Stuart & Family Bikelands x