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The Guv'nor is a product of distinction, for your indulgence and pleasure. True to its heritage, it is built with relaxed geometry using the legendary Reynolds ‘531’ butted cycle tubing.  It is an icon of the classic bicycle renaissance.

Pashley Guv'nor in Buckingham Black
Pashley Guv'nor Double Top Tube in Buckingham Black
Pashley Guv'nor in Buckingham Black
Pashley Guv'nor in Buckingham Black


The Guv'nor is a product of distinction, for your indulgence and pleasure. True to its heritage, it is built with relaxed geometry using the legendary Reynolds ‘531’ butted cycle tubing.  It is an icon of the classic bicycle renaissance.

Sale price£1,295.00
Colour:Buckingham Black
Add Extras
Classic Propstand

Robust and sturdy, this aluminium ‘kick-down’ sprung propstand is fitted with a chunky rubber foot for maximum stability.

Sale price£22.00
Lunchbox Saddle Bag

Perfectly sized saddle bag for storing marmalade sandwiches, as well as tools, waterproofs and maps.

Sale price£165.00
Frame Guard

A traditional product for protecting your bicycle frame from foot scuffs or handlebar bumps.

Sale price£29.00

Total: £950


How to buy

The Guv’nor is a revival of one of Pashley’s oldest designs, the 1930s Path Racer, but updated to cope with the demands of modern life. Legendary Reynolds 531 steel is used by our craftsmen to produce a frame with a classic slack geometry, which provides you a dynamic yet natural riding position aided by the inclusion of authentic North Road handlebars.

It is not only unique in its ride quality but in its aesthetic, exuding an elegance that hearkens back to the simple beauty of the original design. From the gold lined black alloy Westwood rims to the Brooks B17 leather saddle that has graced the best racing cycles for over 100 years, every aspect of the Guv’nor has been carefully selected to evoke the glory of path racing history. Add to this the benefits of Sturmey Archer hub brakes, enclosed to be reliable in all weathers, and puncture resistant Schwalbe tyres and the Guv’nor becomes the epitome of refined British road cycling with the very best componentry.

The Guv’nor is a real head  turner that has the performance to match, guaranteed to give you years of riding and racing pleasure.

Frame SizeInside Leg LengthStand-over height
20" *27-31"
24.5" 33-37.5"
35.5" (DTT)

* 20" frame is fitted with 26" wheels.

The Guv'nor comes in four frame sizes shown in the table, followed by their corresponding inside leg length range and stand-over height.

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.

DTT stands for 'double top-tube', where an additional top-tube has been added to the frame.

The stand-over height is the height from the ground to the top of the top-tube. The Gvu'nor has a higher than average top-tube ("stand-over") and bottom bracket height. If your inside leg is at the lower end of a frame-size range, you may need to support yourself on tip-toe when stopping on your bicycle.

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. 

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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 commercial@pashley.co.uk and we will assist you with your enquiry.

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General Specs


Sturmey Archer XRD-3 speed hub gear with trigger shifter. 


Traditional lugged and brazed construction with authentic 1930s geometry. Scalloped lugs and Reynolds 531 butted tubes. Individually hand-built


Investment cast fork crown, hand-brazed.


Antique brown Brooks B17 natural leather saddle with titanium chassis.


North Road drop bar on a forged alloy quill stem.


Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.


28" gold lined black alloy Westwood rims with stainless steel spokes (20" frame has 26" rims).


28x1 1/2" Cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (20" frame has 26x1 3/8" tyres) with Kevlar Guard belt puncture protection and reflective side walls.


None supplied.


MKS Sylvan Stream.


Alloy crankset (42T, 170mm) with guard.


Optional front lamp available.


Optional propstand available.


Brass 'ping' bell.


Hand-made leather grips.

Front Carrier


Rear Carrier




Other Features

Micro-adjust alloy seatpost.


Buckingham Black