Beryl Burton | Fine Bone China Espresso Cup & Saucer | Handmade Cyclist



Beryl Burton has a claim to be not just the finest female cyclist of all time, but the finest rider of all. Unbeatable in the time trial for over 20 years, Beryl was an unstoppable force of nature.

Twice world champion on the road, winner of seven world titles in total. Holder of over 90 domestic titles, Beryl truly was Britain's answer to Merckx. Perhaps her finest achievement was setting a new women's record for the 12-hour time trial with a mark that beat the men's record - one of the very few times this has ever happened any any sport.

As she passed the winning male rider on the road she famously offered him a liquorice allsort sweet by way of apology: the inspiration for this design's colour palette.

Despite her brilliance, Beryl remained a Yorkshire woman, wife and rider throughout her career, riding for Morley CC and working full-time around her training. It was this attitude to hard work that gave us the perfect quote:

"I just can't rest unless I'm doing something".

Product Details

A classic quote needs a classic espresso cup and saucer

Enjoy your pre-ride brew in one of our handsome cups, made by one of the most prestigious potteries in Stoke-on-Trent.

Fine Bone China, guaranteed never to fade.


All orders are carefully wrapped and boxed

Sets of four espresso cups and saucers will be packaged in a gift box

Orders are prepared for dispatch within 24 hours of ordering

All non framed orders are shipped using Royal Mail within the UK

Please contact us if you need an urgent delivery, we will do our best to accommodate.


Cup: 100ml / 3.5oz capacity

Cup: 60mm high x 50mm wide (plus handle)

Saucer: 120mm diameter