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May 08 2020

Adrian M.A. Williams

 
VE Day (8 May 2020) will resonate with everyone differently, strongly with some, others less so. 
 
As a boy, I had no interest in history and I was completely oblivious to the impact WW2 had on my parents who lived through it. It was only much later in life that I came to realise that the emotional scars carried by my parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, were borne silently and not shared. I didn’t even think to ask about the physical scars my Grandfather bore on his body when we sunbathed on the beach in Cornwall. He was such a softly spoken, jolly, kind man. Yet he, George A. Newling MC (the Military Cross from the Battle of Gavrelle, WW1) had returned from New Zealand - where he had taken the family to set up a trading company in the 1930s – to fight once more. And also to lose his eldest son. 
 
That was my mother’s eldest brother, Michael Alan Newling D.F.C. - one of The Few – a hurricane and spitfire pilot, he died in Channel operations on 6th July 1941. My mother was the last to see him, at the railway station. I was named after him. 

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March 25 2020

Dear Customer,
 
Please note that the Pashley factory has brought forward its annual Summer holiday and is now on an “early Spring holiday” shut down (from March 25th to March 31st). This shut down is then being extended to support the national plans to defeat the coronavirus, provisionally at this stage until Friday 17th April.
 
In order to support the essential nature of the cycling sector, some key members of staff will be available to support Serco in the operation of public hire bikes for London and Edinburgh and to ship spares and stock bicycles to retailers where possible.
 
We apologise for any inconvenience but we hope you will agree that this approach reflects a considered response to the challenges we are all facing.
 
We will wherever possible (and appropriate) be responding to emails through the contact details found on our website.
 
Please stay safe.
 
With best wishes. 
 
Pashley Cycles
 

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March 18 2020

Dear Customer, Dealer and Supplier,

We are thinking of you all at such an unsettling time, and our thoughts are with everyone who may be finding it particularly difficult for themselves or their loved ones.

To hopefully brighten your days in the coming weeks we will be sharing some pictures received from Pashley riders around the world, on social media and through our newsletter.

If you have any photos you would like to share, please do email them to mypashley@pashley.co.uk or tag #mypashley. We really enjoy both receiving and sharing them.

Best wishes,

From us all at Pashley

Image above: Roman with his Guv'nor in Slovakia

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March 02 2020

A new fleet of rentable e-bikes has been launched in Edinburgh today (Monday 2 March) which will see the Scottish capital create the UK’s largest fleet of docked electrically powered bicycles.
 
The new fleet of 168 e-bikes was officially launched by Transport for Edinburgh and the scheme’s operator, Serco. Edinburgh’s e-bikes will be phased into the city’s existing cycle hire scheme – Just Eat Cycles.
 
The e-bikes provide a maximum supported speed of 15 mph and can be hired and dropped off at existing locations in Edinburgh Cycle Hire’s network of 90 hire points. The scheme is already home to 500 pedal bikes. 
 
Each full charge provides a range of 50 miles and provides a constant electric assist while users pedal. Serco monitors bike power levels using real-time technology and replaces batteries when they are running low.
 
Made in Britain by Pashley, Edinburgh’s e-bikes are similar to the existing pedal models in the city but have a slightly different frame and colour scheme.
 

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October 07 2019

Our friends at Peggy Porschen make irresistibly delicious cakes which you can enjoy at their brand new Chelsea flagship parlour in London. This autumn the parlour has been dressed with a beautiful display of flowers and a Special Edition Pashley bicycle in ‘Peggy Pink’. They are running a UK Instagram competition to win this bicycle along with some other great prizes including a lovely namesake book from @prettycitylondon and a ‘Peggy Porschen London’ map illustrated by the talented @londonblockbyblock. For details on how to enter please visit Peggy Porschen’s Instagram page @peggyporschenofficial. Good luck :o)

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September 04 2019

Morgan Motor Company and Pashley Cycles are celebrating Morgan’s 110th year with the launch of the Pashley-Morgan 110 Limited Edition bicycle. The companies’ design teams have worked together to create a unique bike that marks a fitting tribute to this significant anniversary.
 
The launch of the Pashley-Morgan 110 Limited Edition continues the already successful partnership between Morgan and Pashley. It follows the release of the Pashley-Morgan 3 and 8 models, introduced in 2018, which have captured the imagination of customers from both companies around the world.
 
Reflecting the anniversary, production will be limited to just 110 examples, each individually numbered with speedometer-inspired headset cap. Each bicycle will be hand built at Pashley’s Stratford-upon-Avon factory and retail in the UK for £1,750. Orders can be placed from the 4th September with first deliveries scheduled for November 2019. 

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May 14 2019

We are delighted to be able to offer Pashley owners the opportunity to participate in a very special event on the 16th of June, kindly hosted by the famous Gleneagles Hotel.
 
The day will involve a gentle bicycle ride of around 12 miles, with a midway refreshment and photo stop at the picturesque Strathallan Castle. On return to Gleneagles there will be a delightful afternoon tea hosted in their new Strathearn Orangery, with a special accompaniment created by the Gleneagles' executive pastry chef.
 
There will also be the opportunity to try a range of our bicycles including the recently launched Pashley-Morgan models, along with some lovely Morgan motor cars. Fellow British bicycle maker 'Moulton' will also have bicycles on-hand for you to experience.
 
The day is all about enjoying the fresh air of Scotland on your Pashley bicycle, delicious food, and toasting a glass of bubbly with friends and fellow riders, all in the glorious surroundings of Gleneagles.
 
Tickets are £25 and include the participation in the ride, afternoon tea and refreshments, and any test-rides or test-drives:
 
 
We hope you will be able to join us.
 
Please note: Gleneagles has a fleet of Pashley classic bicycles for its guests to use. The hotel will offer its best available rate for attendees.
 

 

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October 17 2018

It was an honour to have current World and European Champion Hurdler, Andrew Pozzi, in to visit the Pashley team in Stratford-upon-Avon today. Pozzi qualified for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics but was disappointed by a hamstring injury forcing him to pull out of the 110m heats. He started his career at Stratford Athletic Club, a mere 600m from the Pashley factory.
 
We gave Pozzi a behind the scenes tour of the Pashley factory and he had some fun testing out some of our bicycles, including our Edinburgh Hire Bike, the Guv’nor, and our latest venture with Morgan - the ‘Pashley-Morgan 8’. 
 
Click 'read more' to see some more pics.

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September 17 2018

The first of the Edinburgh Bike hire bikes, sponsored by ‘Just Eat’, were unveiled on Monday 17th, September, on the streets of Edinburgh by Mark Beaumont, ultra-endurance British cyclist, and council leader, Adam McVey. The initial offering includes 200 bikes across 19 locations in Central Edinburgh, with a three-year concession agreement that plans to deliver 1,000 bikes, including 100 e-bikes.
 
The bikes, designed and built by Pashley Cycles, have been given names that reference Scottish history and culture, among these Sherlock and Greyfriar. The cycles afford superior handling and ride quality, with high quality Shimano gears and brakes, comfortable gel saddle, front and rear LED lights, full length mudguards, puncture resistant tyres and a step through frame allowing ease of use for all cyclists regardless of height.
 
After the success of the new generation Santander Cycles in London, Pashley have once again partnered with Serco for this project working towards a new mobility solution for cities. The cycles feature an adapted gearing system to tackle the hills of Edinburgh, as well as a new, innovative hybrid lock, which allows secure ‘dockless’ parking within a virtual geo-fenced zone.

 

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July 19 2018

On Saturday 14th, postmen Keith Elgar, Graham Hill, Richard Wood & Luke Elgar summited the notorious Alpe d'Huez (Le Tour de France) on their 3 speed Pashley Royal Mail Bikes, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. It involved over 13km of relentless riding up to a height of 1815m. They completed the climb in just under 1:30 hours, stopping only once to refill drink bottles at ‘dutch corner’.


Keith mentioned “Our concern whilst driving up the day before to our hotel at the summit was that some sections were too steep for the 3 speed Pashley however they served us brilliantly and despite our legs screaming at us, the post bikes were more than up to the challenge. We now cannot wait to watch le Tour de France stage at Alpe d'Huez on Thursday to watch the pros follow in our pedal strokes.”


Many congratulations to the riders from all at Pashley. If you would like to support their challenge, please visit their fund raising page: Alp d'Huez Challenge

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