Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pashley Cycles.

In Asia, riding a bicycle usually concocts ideas of un-stylish people riding a beaten heap of metal and rubber with a bell, or folks in tight Richard Simmons inspired outfits milking power (and sweat) out of their sporty mountain bicycles.

People with such thoughts at the mention of bicycles have obviously never heard of Pashley. Pashley Cycles has been making bicycles since 1926 (that's over 80 years). Their town and country bicycles have been painstakingly hand-built by a team of craftsmen in Stratford-upon-Avon. It is their attention to detail and passion that has made them the most exclusive bicycle manufacturer. They also make tricycles, work bicycles, cargo bicycles and load carrier tricycles.

My choice would the the Pashley Sonnet Bliss in cream and midnight blue. What would you pick? This could be the perfect way to get a bit of exercise and also save the earth (and fuel) on those short distances.

Pashley Princess Sovereign.

Pashley Guv'nor.

Pashley Poppy.

Pashley Sonnet Bliss.

Pashley Roadster Classic.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Velorbis also make beautiful bicycles that reflect the chilled out and stylish cycling culture of Copenhagen – a culture which many cities are using as inspiration for encouraging more people to adopt cycling. In Copenhagen cycling is a part of everyday life. They have some great brands. I live/travel between Copenhagen and London so can see both sides of the coin. My favourite is definitely Velorbis. They are available in the UK.