This beautiful leather bag was inspired by William 'Rath' Pashley, the founder of Pashley Cycles, who worked as a despatch rider in the First World War. Characterised by its clean, simple portrait design and carefully hand-finished detailing, the Despatch Bag is hand made from natural full-grain bridle leather and treated with conditioning oils for strength and suppleness. An adjustable strap can be fastened under-arm to prevent the bag from swinging whilst the wearer is cycling, and the shoulder strap features a sliding leather pad to help disperse weight comfortably. A functional, beautiful piece, the Despatch Bag is crafted so that it will improve and mellow with age and use, standing as a fitting tribute to the founder of Pashley.
Our current lead times mean that cycle orders received now are scheduled for delivery after Whitsun. If you wish to order a cycle as a gift in the meantime, we can provide you with a Pashley greetings card and image of the cycle you have ordered so you have something to present on the day. Learn more >