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Pashley Princess Sovereign 8 Speed Classic Ladies Bike


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Pashley Princess Sovereign 8 - With Shimano Nexus Gears

You love the comfortable ride, the traditional style and the ultra-practical spec of the Pashley Princess, but find the 3 or 5-speed models a tad under-geared? You'll love this version updated with wider range Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gearing to help you up steeper hills.

Key Features

  • Classic step-over frame design with comfortable upright riding position: easy to mount/dismount
  • 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.
  • The frame is 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.
  • Large 'ding-dong' bell: lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley's splendid ‘ding-dong' bell.
  • Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.
  • 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!<
  • 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 light.
  • Low maintenance hub brakes and gears: enclosed and sealed from all weathers, hub brakes and gears are long-lasting and robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.
  • Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied gold-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
  • Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, pedal and tyre reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.
  • Versatile rear carrier: a strong and durable alloy rack with an 'easy-fix' system that allows for quick-release/attachment of Pletscher branded luggage or child seats.
  • Traditional Brooks B66s sprung leather saddle: One of Brook's most loved saddles, it's classically sprung with double support rails for supreme comfort. 
  • Convenient frame-fitted lock: secure the bicycle, through the rear wheel, with the simple push of a lever and key-turn, giving security and peace of mind without the need to carry a separate bike lock.
  • 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.
  • Easy-to-park propstand: a sturdy ‘kick-down' propstand allows you to stand your bicycle upright with ease.
  • Fully-enclosed protective chaincase: protects you from greasy oil marks and helps to reduce wear on the chain from grit and water.
  • Robust Schwalbe Marathon tyres with extra puncture protection and reflective side-walls: Hard-wearing tyres with secure tread design and an inner SmartGuard layer made from a flexible, special rubber that offers extra resistance to shards of glass and pins. A reflective band around the circumference of the tyre walls provide extra visibility after darkness.

Pashley Sovereign Size Guide

The sizing below is a guide only, so please get in touch if you're unsure or between sizes. Height is in feet and inches. 

The frame size in inches is the distance between the centrepoint of the cycle's bottom bracket (where the pedal arm extends from) and the top of the frame's seat tube (where the seatpost enters the frame).

  • 17.5 Inch Frame: 27.5 - 31.5 inch inside leg
  • 20 Inch Frame: 30 - 34 inch inside leg
  • 22.5 Inch Frame: 32.5 - 36.5 inch inside leg

Pashley Bicycles

Pashley bicycles are handbuilt in Stratford-upon-Avon, as they have been since at least 1926. That's amazing when you consider that famous British brands such as Raleigh, Dawes and Claud Butler no longer manufacture a single bike in the UK. If you are uneasy about globalization and would prefer to buy local, consider a Pashley.

Why Buy From Us?

  • Voted Britain's Best Bike Shop 2017/18
  • Rated excellent on Trustpilot by our customers
  • Free bike delivery
  • No fuss returns
  • Bikes arrive built by expert bike mechanics
  • Independent since 1977 - cooperative, not corporate. Read our story

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Technical Specifications

Pashley Princess Sovereign 8 Speed 
Frame:Traditionally lugged steel
Forks:Hand brazed steel with tubular crown
Gear Shifter:Shimano Tap Fire
Chainset:Traditional chromed steel cranks.
Freewheel:Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub gears
Stem:Alloy and stainless steel.
Handlebars:Chrome plated raised bar
Brakes:Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Rims:26" polished alloy
Rear Hub:Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub gear
Tyres:Schwalbe puncture resistant Marathon Plus with reflective sidewall.
Saddle:Antique brown Brooks B66S leather sprung saddle
Seatpost:Steel chromed
Pedals:Alloy non-slip
Extras:Fully-enclosed chaincase, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, protective skirtguard, hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, Pletscher alloy rear carrier, propstand, frame-fitting lock and pump.


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