1914 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies


1914 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

Two-Speed Epicyclic Gears

25″ Frame

28′ Wheels

Frame No 128984

(Now sold)


At 13 guineas, this Royal Sunbeam for Ladies with two speed gears was a very expensive bicycle in 1914, equivalent to around £1,300 nowadays. It needed considerable restoration when I found it earlier this year. But it has been dry-stored for many years, and the paintwork is still original. It also retains its gilt transfers proudly proclaiming its ‘Royal’ heritage.

It has been thoroughly serviced, its wheels rebuilt and new tyres and tubes fitted. The oil bath has been oiled and it’s now ready to enjoy life again in the 21st century. Despite being 101 years old, it rides as well as any modern roadster. After all, it’s a Sunbeam, the best that money could buy when Great Britain led the world in quality bicycle manufacture.

1914 Royal Sunbeam 90


































1914 Sunbeam Royal 88