A brand new business, Vintage Village Velos
based at the beautiful Abbey Farm in West Acre.
We hire out brand new hand-built Pashley bicycles by the half or full day
so you can leave the car behind and explore the peace and beauty of the local countryside.
Go slow, see more! This is our message to you. We don't do electric bicycles here-you are supposed to take your time and really look around you. Just riding on these stunning pieces of hand-built engineering is a rewarding experience let alone all the fun activities you may choose to cram in as well! You can always pull up here and have a chat and try a bike for size then reserve your hire. We look forward to meeting you!
Vintage Village Velos was born out of many staycations bemoaning the lack of available cycles, the impossibility of transporting our own collection of bikes and getting thoroughly sick of adding to holiday traffic clogging up pretty lanes. Vitally, we were missing out on the real details, stuck within the confines of a car.
Here, you can park up at Abbey Farm in West Acre, pick up your gorgeous bicycle and head off on quiet routes to neighbouring villages such as the beautiful Castle Acre for a paddle in the river, a picnic in a quiet spot, indulge in a pub lunch, lay out a rug on a village green, go to a cafe for homemade cakes, forage, admire the views, the local landmarks, the churches, local wildlife or just hang out!
Notes from the wonderful Pashley cycles...
"Since the company was founded by William ‘Rath’ Pashley in 1926, we here at Pashley have been dedicated to hand-building high-quality bicycles and tricycles to meet the diverse and evolving needs of our customers. We are proud to be the longest-established British bicycle manufacturer and one of only three remaining here in the UK. Our bicycles are not only unique in their design and quality, but also in their connection to a well-established heritage of craftsmanship and innovation at our factory in Stratford-upon-Avon.
It is this British heritage that remains one of the strongest driving forces behind Pashley’s operations today. We have not bowed to the pressure to shift to cheaper overseas manufacture and are to this day committed to the tradition of UK production and craftmanship. As well as being a dedicated British manufacturer, we are directly supplied and supported by almost one hundred other British companies, thereby encouraging the ongoing resurgence of industry here in the heart of England. Although the demand for our bicycles has increased considerably in recent years, we do not wish to sacrifice quality for quantity, and therefore continue to focus on a small-scale, hands-on approach to production. We employ a close-knit team of experienced craftsmen who hand-build each cycle individually, ensuring an unparalleled level of quality and longevity in a bicycle that will provide years of performance, pleasure and reliability."
Honoured to be using their cycles, Vintage Village Velos hope to only enhance the reputation of this great British company!"It is by combining a strong British heritage, an impeccable quality of hands-on manufacture and the urge to innovate that Pashley is able to be truly unique to this day. As we say, our bicycles are ‘different by design... distinctive by nature’, and we hope you agree and enjoy the experience that a Pashley cycle can bring. "
Here at Vintage Village Velos, we hope to give you that experience!
Bicycles go out for the half or full day.
Bring some proof of UK residency and ID. Pay by contactless. Terms and Conditions and Hire Agreement Form can be viewed upon hire. Any questions, call or email!