Pashley Roadster Sovereign with Electric Assist


Pashley Roadster Sovereign with Electric Assist


Our customers love their Pashleys with a fervour normally reserved for their nearest and dearest. But many have commented that this blustery, hilly little country of ours sometimes makes full enjoyment of their two-wheeled work of art a little challenging.

“What about an electric-assisted Pashley?” they’ve enquired, politely. “That way we’d have quality, elegance, style AND less wheezing.”

So, we did a bit of research and found Lekkie, New Zealand’s foremost specialists in electric conversion. We explained our desire for performance and reliability without compromising Pashley’s legendary aesthetics, and Lekkie set to work. And wow did they deliver!

Behold, the Pashley Roadster Sovereign with electric assist!

Buckingham Black or Regency Green

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Lekkie’s powerful 300w mid-drive motor drives through your bike’s gears, giving you amazing climbing and great speed. The waterproof system is super reliable and Lekkie’s service teams are available to help you come time for a check-up.

Lekkie’s Summit system is perfect for your commuting and get-around-town needs. The 12.5ah battery, encased neatly in a pouch and mounted on the seat stem, offers around 40km to 60km range on a single charge, with an approximate cost of only 20c to charge up.

The Summit system has shift-sensing, which detects gear changes and reduces the motor output for smoother changes that protect your gears and chain.

There’s a plug ready for you to upgrade to lights that run off the bike’s battery.

The undisputed King of the Road

The Roadster has a well-deserved reputation as a classic thoroughbred. Originally designed to handle the cobblestones that were once common across Britain and the roughest of country tracks, the traditional 28 inch wheels are paired with a double-sprung Brooks B33 leather saddle that lets you glide effortlessly over all terrains in the utmost comfort.

The regal riding position afforded by the classic swept-back handlebars and the relaxed frame geometry makes the Roadster the perfect bicycle for all manner of journeys, whether you commute across town every day or fancy weekend jaunts into the beautiful countryside. Hop-up onto the Roadster and it becomes clear that the refined elegance of this machine is far more than skin deep. A chainguard and matching mudguards keep you dry and clean as you glide along, whilst the addition of a coat guard on the rear wheel prevents any mishaps that could otherwise spoil the experience of riding the ‘King’.

You even have the choice of two distinct models: the Classic, with reliable 3 speed hub gears for a simpler and lighter bicycle, or the Roadster Sovereign, with the full complement of 5 wide-ratio hub gears, a handy frame-fitted lock and a front dynamo headlamp that never needs batteries. Whichever you choose, you can be assured that your Roadster will give you years of reliable and, most importantly, pleasurable riding wherever you go.


Buckingham Black or Regency Green.


- High-torque 300w mid-drive motor
- Compact LCD display with battery and trip data
- 36v /12.5ah 450 watt hour “clip in, clip out” secure battery with lithium ion cells and charger
- USB port to charge phone etc, battery protection system
- Integrated controller with pedal and throttle start
- IP 67 waterproof connectors
- Range around 50km in pedal-assist mode
- Assisted speed up to 40km/h (adjustable)
- Gear shift sensor
- Lighting plug
- Handlebar throttle for a power burst whenever you need it.

Sturmey Archer 5 speed C50 hub gear with thumb shifter control.
Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Tubular crown, hand brazed.
Black Brooks B33 natural leather saddle with stranded rear coil and front loop springs.
Chrome plated raised bar on an alloy stem, with authentic black rubber grips.
Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
28" black anodised alloy rims and stainless steel spokes.
28x1 1/2" Schwalbe Marathon Plus with extra puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied gold lining and rear reflector.
Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.
Chainguard, large ding-dong bell, protective coatguard, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, steel rear carrier with fold down stand, frame-fitting lock and pump.
Small (20.5"), Medium (22.5") or Large (24.5" - with double top tube frame)

The Summit system handlebar console is compact and simple to operate.

The Summit system handlebar console is compact and simple to operate.

The powerful 300w mid-drive motor sits unobtrusively beneath the pedal crank.

The powerful 300w mid-drive motor sits unobtrusively beneath the pedal crank.


The Roadster’s Brooks saddle is Made in England from the finest materials and is regarded as the Rolls-Royce of saddles. The only model to still feature both stranded rear coil and front loop springs, its strength and durability make it ideal for heavy-duty cycling.


The Roadster also comes in a double-top-tube version for the taller gent. With a frame size of 24.5 inches, this superbly crafted machine will suit an inside leg of 35 inches upwards and give the rider the stability and control a double-top-tube can provide.



  1. Classic geometry with elegant upright riding position: Comfortable 'sit up and beg' style upright riding position that allows you a good view of other road users and the scenery, and the added bonus of encouraging a healthy posture. With a long stable wheelbase and relaxed steering geometry. 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.

  2. Large 'ding-dong' bell: lovely and loud, announce your arrival with Pashley’s splendid ‘ding-dong’ bell.

  3. 5 or 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. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied gold-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.

  7. Reflectors for added visibility: front, rear, and pedal reflectors all help to keep you safer on the road at night.

  8. Rear carrier with easy flip-down stand: a rear carrier with an integrated stand that can be folded down to provide a sturdy parking base for your Roadster.

  9. Protective coatguard: helps to prevent your gentlemanly attire from catching in the rear wheel.

  10. Traditional Brooks B33 leather sprung saddle: Classically sprung, it's the only Brooks model to still feature front loop springs; its strength and durability make it ideal for heavy-duty cycling. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. With handy rear luggage loops.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Fully-enclosed protective chaincase: protects you from greasy oil marks and helps to reduce wear on the chain from grit and water.

  14. Robust 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.