Briton Briton

Briton

A worthy companion to our well-regarded Britannia bicycle, the new ‘Briton’ is a 5 speed model coming in a choice of classic Oxford Blue or Oxblood, with striking cream tyres. It takes inspiration from our flagship Roadster bicycle, but with a lighter specification and a slightly more relaxed riding style.

The classic chainguard and mudguards keep you clean and looking your best, whilst the reliable hub brakes and gears are effective no matter what the weather conditions. Comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of soft cork grips and a hand-made sprung Brooks aged leather saddle - made only thirty miles from our factory - which gradually shapes to your form to become a truly customised and supportive seat. A front dynamo headlamp and rear LED light keeps you visible at night, and a sturdy ‘kick-down’ propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.

It is a bicycle with real character, perfect as a companion for your commute to work, a weekend jaunt into the countryside, or a quick spin to your local cafe. The term ‘Briton’ has roots in the iron age yet reflects a modern and inclusive culture and joins the range firmly flying the flag for our traditional craftsmanship and manufacturing here in Stratford-upon-Avon.
 

Gears: 5 Speed | SRP: £725

  1. Classic geometry with elegant upright riding position: Comfortable 'sit up and beg' style 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. With a long stable wheelbase and relaxed steering geometry. The frame is 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. Soft touch cork grips: with ergonomic shaping these soft-touch cork-compound grips provide added comfort and secure handling whilst cycling.
  3. Small 'ding-dong' bell: a dainty ding-dong bell which sounds an elegant little 'ding-dong' to politely let pedestrians know you are arriving.
  4. 5 speed hub gears: With an easy-shift gear lever, they allow you to tackle hills and glide along gracefully on flatter terrain with ease. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.
  5. Classic front lamp and rear LED light: a fully-fitted lighting set offers added safety with a dynamo powered classic headlamp - no batteries needed - and a high-visibility rear LED light.
  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 silver-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
  8. Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, and pedal reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
  9. Protective chainguard: a streamlined chainguard that protects you from greasy oil marks, and helps prevent your attire from catching in the chain.
  10. Easy-to-park propstand: a sturdy ‘kick-down’ propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.
  11. Classic cream tyres with puncture protection and reflective side-walls: With robust, densely-woven carcasses that offer great puncture resistance, but using a fabric that needs less rubber coating and thus has a reduced weight. An inner Kevlar Guard belt provides additional puncture protection and a reflective band around the circumference of the tyre walls provide extra visibility after darkness.
  12. 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.
  13. Traditional Brooks B67 aged sprung leather saddle: Aged natural leather saddle with elegant tie detailing. Ideal for country rides, absorbing the bumps as you go. Classically sprung for supreme comfort, the softer aged leather makes this saddle comfortable from day one and allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time. With handy rear luggage loops.
Colours Oxford Blue or Oxblood.
Gears Sturmey Archer 5 speed C50 hub gear with thumb shifter control.
Frame Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Fork Tubular crown, hand brazed.
Saddle Aged brown Brooks B67 natural leather saddle with tie detailing and twin coil springs.
Handlebar Stainless raised bar on alloy and stainless steel stem.
Brakes All-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
Wheels 28" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes.
Tyres 28 x1 1/2" Cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (20" frame has 26x1 3/8" tyres) with Kevlar Guard belt puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Mudguards Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied silver lining.
Pedals Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Crankset Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.
Other Features Protective chainguard, small ding-dong bell, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, propstand, cork grips, frame-fitted pump.
Frame Sizes 20", 20.5", 22.5" and 24.5" (double top-tube frame)

Sizing: see our sizing guide for help on which Briton 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

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.

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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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 Briton

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 Briton