Drink Tea Ride Bikes is a new company based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales making bike related clothes and – you guessed it – tea. The men with the plan, Sam Needham and Robin Puplett, dropped into the Bike Magic office last week to show us their designs and to share a brew (which passed the test by the way).
The company’s ethos is to continue the founders’ love of riding bikes and drinking tea along with a fun attitude, which they hope to pass on in their products. Currently they are producing a number of men’s and women’s T-shirts and three varieties of tea, all available online and exclusively from DTRB.
Here’s what Drink Tea Ride Bikes have to say about themselves:
Drink Tea Ride Bikes. Limited edition clothing and perfectly blended tea for tea drinking bike enthusiasts.
Purveyors of super limited bike inspired clothing which complements perfectly our exclusive range of tea blends, ideal for cyclists.
First things first, our T-shirts are all hand printed and produced in limited edition quantities, which enables us to share with you the little moments that inspire us, as we live our lives on bikes. A continual release of Yorkshire-born designs help keep the Drink Tea Ride Bikes collection fresh and always evolving. From T-shirts to tea bags, our carefully selected teas are perfectly blended for cyclists and tea connoisseurs alike. After years of dedicated research, we have concluded that no science- based recovery drink quite hits the spot when compared to a good old cuppa after a fun day in the saddle.
Founded in Yorkshire in 2012, Drink Tea Ride Bikes grew from a quick sketch book doodle into the movement it is today. Tea drinking bike enthusiasts Sam Needham (founder) and Robin Puplett (co-founder) are the creative partnership behind the brand and the source of all design, communication, testing and tasting. Between them the duo have a wealth of experience in the world of bikes. Sam Needham, the established and well-respected cycling photographer and designer, who loves nothing more than being in the hills. Man of many layers and lifelong bike addict, Robin Puplett’s background includes work as marketing manager for Altura Technical Bikewear, Burton Snowboards & Gravis Footwear.
“We love riding bikes, we love the good times and we love a good cuppa. That’s what DTRB is all about, having fun and getting out on two wheels” – Sam Needham 2013.
“It’s crazy how fast we have progressed to this stage and it’s only just the beginning. These are exciting and busy times for us and we’ve got so much more in the pipeline” – Robin Puplett 2013.