Bicycles: Pashley Hand-built British Cycles
To select the frame size you require for your cycle, measure your inside leg length from the sole of your foot to the inner top of your thigh, in inches, and compare to the sizing in the table below. Frame sizes are shown in red followed by the maximum inside leg length range.

Princess / Britannia / Sonnet / Poppy:

17.5” = 27.5 – 31.5”       20” = 30 – 34”       22.5” = 32.5 – 36.5”

Guv’nor / Speed 5:

20.5” = 29 – 33.5”       22.5” = 31 – 35.5”       24.5” = 33 – 37.5” (double top-tube frame)


20.5” = 30 – 34.5”       22.5” = 32 – 36.5”       24.5” = 34 – 38.5” (double top-tube frame)

Clubman / Countryman:

20” = 27 – 32”       21.5” = 28.5 – 33.5”       23” = 30 – 35”      24.5” = 31.5 – 36.5”


18” = 27 – 31”       20” = 30 – 34”       22” = 33 – 37”

Parabike / Penny / Tube Rider:

19” = 28 – 34”


15” = 25.5 – 32.5”       17” = 27.5 – 34.5”

All models have easy seat height adjustment, with some fore and aft movement and angle adjustment for fine tuning your riding position. The saddle should ideally sit level or be slightly tilted downwards and the height should be set so that, with the pedal at its lowest position and the ball of your foot (in normal shoes) on the pedal, your leg is very slightly bent. If you then place your heel on the pedal, your leg should be straight. On step-over frame models (e.g. the Princess) you should be able to ‘put a foot down’ when you stop, whilst on leg-over frame models (e.g. the Roadster), as they are built to a traditional pattern with a high bottom bracket, you will need to slip off the saddle when you come to a halt.

Your cycle’s handlebar can be raised and lowered, and also canted to give the most comfortable riding position. If a shorter reach is required, the handlebar stem can be reversed bringing the handlebar much closer to the rider.

Due to variations in riding styles and cycle usage patterns, any stated bicycle weight limit is somewhat subjective. However, the following table provides an estimate should you require one:


Max Load

Princess / Britannia / Poppy












Pashley Cycles are built to very high standards and as well as being elegant in their design. They are also extremely robust, and are rigorously stress tested. It is important to be aware that heavy riders and those who frequently carry heavy loads will place more stress on their bicycle and on its components; these riders should ensure that their bicycle is serviced at frequent intervals. Cyclists who have a good riding style and ‘ride light’ tend to place less stress on their bicycle frames and components. All cyclists are encouraged to learn these skills, not only to enhance bicycle durability and reliability, but also to improve efficiency. Ultimately, all cycles – regardless of the load they carry – should be checked and serviced regularly.

All of Pashley’s cycles are painted by hand using an oven-baked powder-coat to give a highly durable finish.


Please note: The swatches above provide a guide to paint colours, but may differ slightly in production. Pashley’s policy is one of continuous improvement; therefore, specifications and colours may be altered without prior notification.