There are few nicer ways to view Britain’s green and pleasant land than perched on the saddle of a Britannia. Available in hues of Red, White or Blue, its bold and beautiful colours pay homage to Pashley’s British manufacturing heritage.
The Britannia is the perfect companion to explore the countryside on weekend adventures or even just nip around town, filling its classic wicker basket with your shopping as you go.
In true British fashion, the Britannia is suited to all sorts of weather, with the chainguard and mudguards keeping you clean and looking your best, whilst the reliable hub brakes and gears are effective no matter what the conditions. Based upon the model we have produced from our very earliest days in the 1920s, the curved frame is coupled with a classic sweeping handlebar to give you an elegant upright seated position that lets you glide along through the countryside in comfort. This comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of a hand-made Brooks B66S saddle - made only thirty miles from our factory here in Stratford-upon-Avon - which gradually shapes to your form to become a truly customised and supportive seat. A front dynamo headlamp completes this luxurious lineup, never needing batteries to keep you safe at night.
All this is brought together with our long-earned experience and British craftsmanship, making the Britannia a gorgeous and reliable bicycle equipped to be a lifelong companion.
The Britannia comes in the three frame sizes shown below, followed by their corresponding inside leg length range.
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The frame size is the distance between the centrepoint of the cycle's bottom bracket (where the pedal arms extend from) and the top of the frame's seat tube (where the seatpost enters the frame).
Leg length should be measured from the sole of your foot to the inner top of your thigh (in inches) - please note that this is a different measurement to your trouser inside leg length. If your inside leg length falls in-between two frame sizes and you are unsure which size is best for you, please visit our Sizing Page for further guidance.
Click & Collect (U.K)
If you are based in the U.K. you can order your Pashley from our website for collection at your nearest Pashley dealer, along with any other items you wish to add to your order.
Home Delivery (U.K & U.S.A)
You can order your Pashley cycle online and select to have it delivered unboxed and 'Ready to Ride' at home in the U.K. We also offer a boxed delivery service for bike orders to the U.S.A.
Visit a store (worldwide)
You can visit your local Pashley dealer who will advise you on the purchase or your Pashley. Many of our dealers have stock of our cycles in store (please call them to check availability before visiting) but they can also order one to be made for you at Pashley.
We have a number of Pashley dealers around the world. If you can not find a Pashley dealer in your country, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you with your enquiry.
We hold some stock of our Britannias that are ready to be shipped from our factory. If your size or colour choice is not in stock, or you would like a custom colour, we will build it for you. Our current build-to-order lead time for the Britannia is: 1 week
Traditionally hand-built 'step-over' steel frame.
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.
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Hand-crafted leather grips
Hand-stitched by English craftsmen, 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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5 or 8 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.
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Large 'ding-dong' bell
Lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley’s splendid ‘ding-dong’ bell.
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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!
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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 mudguard light.
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Low maintenance hub brakes
Enclosed and sealed from all weathers, hub brakes are robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.
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Traditional style mudguards
With beautiful hand-applied silver-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
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Traditional Brooks B67s sprung leather saddle
Classically sprung for supreme comfort this saddle is ideal 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.
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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.
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Reflectors for added visibility
Front, rear, pedal and tyre reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
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A sturdy ‘kick-down’ propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.
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A streamlined chainguard that protects you from greasy oil marks, and helps prevent your attire from catching in the chain.
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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.
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Classic step-over frame design
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.
Handmade in Stratford-upon-Avon
The Britannia has been designed and hand-built at our factory in Stratford-upon-Avon. From the brazing of the frame, through to the final addition of its charming ding-dong bell, you can be assured our team have taken great care to produce a beautifully-built British bicycle.
Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub gear (RXRD-5) with thumb shifter control, or Shimano Nexus Premium Geared 8 speed hub gear with Tap Fire shifter.
Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Investment cast fork crown, hand-brazed
Honey brown Brooks B67s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs.
Chrome plated raised bar on alloy and stainless steel stem.
All-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes (22" frame has 28" rims).
26x1 3/8"" Cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (22"" frame has 28 1 x 1/2"" tyres) with Kevlar Guard belt puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Classic profile painted alloy guards with hand-applied silver lining.
Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Traditional slender alloy steel cranks.
Front: Classically styled hub-dynamo front LED headlamp.
Rear: Battery powered LED mudguard light.
Centrally mounted ‘flip-down’ sprung propstand.
Large Pashley ‘ding-dong’ bell.
Hand-made leather grips.
Large Pashley wicker basket with leather straps.
Optional rear silver carrier rack available.
Optional frame-fitted wheel lock available.
- Protective chainguard
- Frame-fitted pump
Duck Egg Blue
Old English White
Custom Colours (+£)
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
My inside leg length falls between two frame sizes - which should I choose?
Choose the smaller size frame if you prefer to put your feet flat on the ground when stopping. If you prefer to have your handlebars much higher than your saddle, so you are seated in a very upright position, choose the larger frame size; you’ll still be able to put your tip-toes down when stopping. If you are still unsure which size is best for you, please feel free to call us on 01789 292 263 (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm) and we would be happy to advise you.
Can I ride the Britannia on gravel paths as well as roads?
The Britannia can be ridden on tarmac roads, as well as gentle forest trails and canal paths. Its design harks back to the days when roads were rougher and bumpier so it is very capable of handling dusty, undulating tracks such as the Monsal Trail in the Peak District, or the Camel trail in Cornwall.
Can I test ride a Britannia somewhere?
Our local store in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Traditional Cycle Shop, has a wide range of Pashleys you can view and test ride. You can also find other specialist Pashley dealers who have cycles in store to try via our dealer map.