Perhaps it’s slightly baffling that Pashley is not best known for its long-standing tradition of producing practical utility bikes for business. Arguably that reality jars with its traditional sit up and beg bike reputation and its ‘oldest British bike manufacturer’ reputation.
The bike maker has resolutely avoiding being pigeonholed hinder its business development. Having supplied the Royal Mail’s famed red postie bikes, Pashley also makes bikes and eBikes for two of the UK’s biggest hire bike fleets – the Santander sponsored Bike Share scheme in London and West Midlands Cycle Hire, operating in and around Birmingham. Few bicycle brands can match that level of success in serving business fleets.
Now Pashley’s new eCargo trike is entering full production , named the ALECS (Articulated, Lightweight, Electric, Cargo Solution).
Designed to carry 110kg securely at 25kph and with a patented tilting front section that means its rides like a bicycle but with the stability of a tricycle, it’s squarely pitched at the last mile delivery market in our towns and cities, particularly those trying to solve congestion and pollution by cutting access for vans and trucks.
The ALECS is just 80cm wide so it can utilise bike lanes and faster routes – and it doesn’t require a licence or road tax to ride.
It is the culmination of four years of development at the Pashley factory in Stratford-upon-Avon, where all its cycles are made.
Having successfully completed exhaustive real time safety, durability and rider ergonomics testing, production of the ALECS is now underway with a demo fleet […]