Pilgrim Cycles

Bicycle shop and cafe located at Box Hill and Westhumble Station in the Surrey Hills, on the
spectacular North Downs.

Our bikes

We are pleased to offer the following Pilgrim bicycles, all of which are hand-assembled at our shop in Westhumble from top quality components.

‘Whitedown’ – our audax build from £1950.00


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The ‘Whitedown is our fast tourer / audax bike, using a lugged and brazed Reynolds 631 frame hand-built for us in the UK by world-renowned frame builders who we are delighted to be working in partnership with.

This is the bike for sporty light touring (the end- to- end staying at B&Bs for example) eating up the miles with comfort and speed. It is also perfect for lengthy commutes, day or night rides, sportives and audax events. It can accommodate 25mm tyres and mudguards as standard, or the ‘Whitedown Plus‘ option has clearance for 28mm tyres and ‘guards. A Brooks B17 Narrow saddle is standard but other choices can be requested.

The ‘Whitedown’ is available in half-inch frame increments, built to order in a choice of colours and finishes. A typical build using Campag Veloce or Shimano 105 groupsets with audax wheels and mudguards would be £1950.00 for the complete bike. Changes to the spec are welcome and may affect the price. Reynolds 853 tubing can also be used as an upgrade over the standard price. Either a 1″ quill or Ahead type steerer can be specified.

‘Northdown’ – our full touring build from £1950.00

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The ‘Northdown‘ is our full-on tourer, again based on a lugged and brazed Reynolds 631 frame from our UK frame-builders with a global reputation. This frame has slightly over-sized main tubes and braze-ons for front as well as rear racks. This frame can be built for either a 1″ quill stem or 1 1/8″ Ahead stem.

The final build is normally a Stronglight-style chainset with mountain bike hubs and rear gearing. Wheels are hand-built in the UK by a highly regarded touring specialist. The price includes mudguards and rear rack, and a Brooks B17 saddle if required.

Frames are built to order in half-inch increments and there are more colour options than you can shake a stick at.

Pilgrim Tourer – our off-the-peg touring bike.  £1200.00

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For those who do not feel the need for a bespoke ‘Northdown’, we  also offer this off-the-peg Pilgrim tourer which is still built to order at our Westhumble shop, with the same attention to detail as our other bikes.  With a tried -and-tested Reynolds 725 touring frame, and using Deore running gear, this is a great package at a great price, which includes Brooks B17 saddle, Tubus rear rack and double-eyeletted Mavic wheel rims.  Nothing that needs upgrading in fact.

The 48/36/26 9-speed gearing gives the full range for all occasions, whilst the relaxed cyclo-cross handlebars and mountain bike transmission ensure a stylish, modern and rugged ride that is ready for whatever you have in mind.

We’ve put loads of miles on one of these bikes recently, both on and off the tarmac, and we really rate it as something special.

Full details available on request.  This is a bike to use for everyday transport, days out and serious adventures.

‘Green-Laner’ – our rather special off-road day riding / bikepacking bike. 

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Is it a ‘cross-plus bike on steroids or a 29er with drops?  depends on your point of view really… the ‘Green-Laner’  is a very exciting new bike we have built in-house using a frame supplied by a world-class British frame design company which is an all-welded steel frame designed for running a 29er wheelset with drop handlebars for a unique off-road experience.

Equally at home touring the bridleways and byways or barelling along some of the more technical stuff that some people enjoy, this is really conceived as a bike to explore the thousands of miles of bridleways and green lanes that the UK has to offer.

How about a lightweight traverse of the South Downs with a hammock or bivvy bag?  Why not slip a slim volume of Edward Thomas into your framebag or saddlebag and head off to explore the south country or further afield. Or how about an off-road end-to end? Start each morning with a new OS map and go from the bottom left to the top right and leave the world of tarmac and the internal combustion engine far behind for as long as the family will let you.

The standard bike has bar-end shifters and a 9 speed setup for rugged use all year round although it can also be setup with STI levers or as a single-speed on request.  The frame is also suitable for a Rohloff hub which is how we’re running ours currently.  The Brooks saddle and lovely green finish make it look like it could have been dropped at Arnhem, and its guaranteed to draw attention wherever you choose to ride. If you know about mountain bikes this is worth a try. If you don’t want to know about mountain bikes but have off-road exploring in mind this could be the bike for you.