Princess

The Princess is the epitome of the classic English cycling tradition. Its timeless looks and upright riding position hearkens back to a simpler time of relaxed trips into town, tranquil jaunts into the countryside and an altogether more peaceful style of cycling.

A sense of refinement and elegance runs through every aspect of the Princess. It is fitted with a combination of beautifully enamelled, hand-lined mudguards and rear skirtguards to keep you dry whilst preventing any mishaps as you glide through your surroundings. Also included is a full chaincase, which protects you from any unsightly grease marks and reduces any maintenance your bicycle may need. The Princess therefore represents the perfect marriage of beauty and practicality, making owning and riding this cycle the utmost pleasure.

You have the choice of two distinct models: the Princess Classic, with reliable 3 speed hub gears for a simpler and lighter bicycle, or the Sovereign, with the full complement of 5 wide-ratio hub gears, a handy frame-fitted lock, a versatile rear luggage rack and a front dynamo headlamp that never needs batteries.

The styling of the Princess has been used at Pashley since our very earliest days in the 1920s, and as a result it is plain to see that the design has stood the test of time. The combination of this classic reliability with hand-built quality and the very best modern components makes the Princess an unrivalled cycling experience that will charm you with years of comfort, dependability and joy.

Gears: 3 Speed | SRP: £595

  1. Classic step-over frame design with elegant upright riding position: an easy to mount/dismount frame with comfortable upright riding position that allows you a good view of other road users and the scenery, and the added bonus of encouraging a healthy posture. The frame has been hand-built using 100 year old traditional methods - with tubing hand-brazed into lugs - for the attention to detail that only a frame crafted by hand can possess.
  2. Classic 3 speed hub gears: With a traditional easy-to-use thumb gear lever, they allow you to glide along flatter terrain with ease and climb inclines at a gentle pace. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.
  3. Large 'ding-dong' bell: lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley’s splendid ‘ding-dong’ bell
  4. Classic wicker basket: this iconic basket sits elegantly on the front of your bicycle and is just the right size for your daily food shop, picnics or even a small dog!
  5. Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, and pedal reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
  6. Low maintenance hub brakes and gears: enclosed and sealed from all weathers, hub brakes and gears are long-lasting and robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.
  7. Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied gold-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
  8. Protective skirtguard: helps to prevent flowing attire from entangling in the rear wheel.
  9. Traditional Brooks B66s sprung leather saddle: One of Brook's most loved saddles, it's classically sprung with double support rails for supreme comfort. The ideal all-rounder for daily city or touring use in an upright riding posture. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. With handy rear luggage loops.
  10. Classic frame-fitted pump: a traditional design in highly polished chrome, it fits securely to the cycle frame via integrated pump-pegs; easily at-hand when your tyres need an extra top-up of air.
  11. Fully-enclosed protective chaincase: protects you from greasy oil marks and helps to reduce wear on the chain from grit and water.
  12. Classic tyres with puncture protection: a reliable tyre with a puncture protection insert, and a tread design that allows for secure contact with the road surface but with a low rolling resistance.
Colour Buckingham Black or Regency Green.
Gears Sturmey Archer 3 speed, low maintenance hub gear (XRD-3) with trigger shifter.
Frame Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Fork Tubular crown, hand brazed.
Saddle Antique brown Brooks B66s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs.
Handlebar Chrome plated raised bar, with authentic black rubber grips, on an alloy and stainless steel stem.
Brakes Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
Wheels 26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes.
Tyres 26x1 3/8" Continental City Ride tyres with puncture protection.
Mudguards Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied gold lining and rear reflector.
Pedals Alloy body with non-slip inserts.
Crankset Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.
Other Features Fully-enclosed chaincase, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, protective skirtguard, frame-fitting pump.
Frame Sizes 17.5", 20" and 22.5"

Sizing: see our sizing guide for help on which Princess frame size is best for you.

Shop Accessories A range of Pashley accessories, attire & spares are available to view and purchase online at www.pashleycollection.co.uk

Basket Tote
Basket Tote
Classic Saddle Bag
Classic Saddle Bag
Saddle Satchel
Saddle Satchel
Frame Guard
Frame Guard
Pure Merino Henley
Pure Merino Henley
Signature T-shirt
Signature T-shirt
Classic Silk Scarf
Classic Silk Scarf
Princess Blazer
Princess Blazer
Hand-crafted Leather Grips

Hand-crafted Leather Grips

Hand-stitched by English craftsmen using a traditional herringbone saddlery stitch, these grips are made from the finest aniline bridle leather - that is durable yet supple - and finished with highly-polished stainless steel end caps. A little added luxury!

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Easy-to-park Classic Propsstand

Easy-to-park Classic Propsstand

Robust and sturdy, this alloy kick-down propstand is fitted with a chunky rubber foot for maximum stability, allowing you to leave your bike propped safely upright when not in use.

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Versatile Rear Carrier

Versatile Rear Carrier

A strong and durable alloy rack with an 'easy-fix' system that allows for quick-release/attachment of Pletscher branded luggage or child seats.

Rear Shopping Basket

Rear Shopping Basket

A Swiss-made wire mesh basket that has been zinc plated and plastic coated for extra wear resistance. It can be quickly attached or detached from the Pletscher 'Athlete' rear rack (shown above). It features a sturdy, fold-away carry handle, perfect for carrying with you on shopping trips or even for picnics! Internal volume is approximately 400 x 310 x 210mm.

Child Seat

Child Seat

Offering safety-focused, Swiss-made quality designs, Pletscher is a leading producer of bicycle carrier systems. We are pleased to recommend the Pletscher child seat, which can be attached to any Pashley cycle that is fitted with a Pletscher rear 'Athlete' carrier rack. It is simple to attach yet secure, whilst having an adjustable backrest and foot supports, and conforming to European Safety Standards.

If you would like to purchase a Pashley Bicycle or Tricycle you can do so through your local Pashley dealer who will advise you on your purchase. Many of our dealers have stock in store, but they can also order one to be made for you at Pashley; please note that this can take from 2 to 8 weeks for UK orders, and longer for overseas.

To find your nearest Pashley dealer, please follow the link below:

UK Dealers         International Dealers

For information on what size cycle frame you require please see our sizing guide. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us on +44(0)1789 292 263 between 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday). Alternatively, you can email us at or you may find an answer to your queries on our FAQs page.

Where to buy Princess

If you have any questions about our Carrier Cycles or would like to place an order please call Pashley direct on +44(0)1789 292 263 and our sales team will be happy to advise you.

We can also give you advice about maintaining your Carrier Cycle(s) including the assistance we can provide with mechanic training for fleet cycles or helping to organise a local cycle dealer to undertake maintenance for you.

We can also arrange a test ride for you at our factory in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Alternatively, you may find an answer to your queries on our FAQs page or you can drop us an email at .

Please note: demand for our Classic No.33 is always high during the summer months so plan ahead when ordering your custom machine.

Where to buy Princess