The Guvnor

The Guvnor is currently one of Pashley’s most popular gents’ bicycles and it’s easy to see why. Based on an original Pashley design for a Path Racer from the 30s the Guvnor model was introduced into the range in 2008 (with a few modern tweaks!). 

The frame itself has been designed with slack racing geometry which was classic of the time. This offers the rider a dynamic yet comfortable riding position which differs from the riding position of modern racing frames. Time is taken to handcraft each frame at the factory in Stratford-upon-Avon out of Reynolds 531 steel.

The Guvnor comes in Buckingham Black that boldly contrasts against the cream of the Schwalbe tyres which helps to create a striking bicycle that is a firm favourite with customers.

Finishing touches such as the Brooks B17 brown leather saddle with Titanium rails, locally handmade leather grips, hand-lined Westwood rims and North Road handlebars shows every element of this bicycle has been carefully thought about. Nothing has been overlooked or left to chance.

Each Guvnor goes out with its own owner’s pack which includes:

Guvnor musette in black to match the frame, a handy spare inner tube to take on a ride, a tin of Brooks Proofide to help keep the saddle in perfect condition, a King Dick spanner in 13mm & 15mm to tighten up the pedals and readjust saddle positioning and height, 6mm hex key to adjust the stem height and handlebar angle, a useful bottle of 3 in 1 oil to make sure everything runs smoothly and finally a packet of Guvnor loose leaf tea made especially for Pashley by Gillards of Bath so you can enjoy a lovely cup of tea after a long ride.

If this has sparked your interest and you fancy a closer look or even book a test ride to give the Guvnor a go please feel free to pop in and see us. If you call ahead we can make sure we have the right frame size in for you!

View the Guvnor product page

Hannah Farrell