PASHLEY GUV’NOR £875
The Guv’nor is based on the celebrated Path Racer of the 1930s, itself modelled on the bikes raced in the first Tour de France. It’s authentic, beautifully detailed and wholly joyous. The 3-speed hub gives a useful range that’s worth the £50 extra over the singlespeed version and helps you cope with the 13kg mass. If you’re not in a hurry, the Guv’nor is a magnificent alternative city bike.