Coventry Eagle Barry Hoban vintage bike

Coventry Eagle Barry Hoban


Barry Hoban started racing in the 1950’s and represented Britain at the 1960 Olympics then signed for the legendary Mercier-Hutchinson-BP team in 1964, winning two stages of the Vuelta a Espana that year. At the Tour de France in 1968 he became the first Briton to win a mountains stage and eventually racked a total of eight Tour stage wins. He proved his versatility by excelling in the one day Classics, winning the 1974 Ghent-Wevelgem and continued as a professional until 1980 when he moved from Belgium to Wales to start a factory with Coventry Eagle to make the Coventry Eagle Barry Hoban bikes.

Made from lightweight Reynolds 531 steel tubing and topped off with a Brooks B17 saddle it’s a quality ride.


Coventry Eagle Barry Hoban engraved barsCoventry Eagle Barry Hoban headbadgeCoventry Eagle Barry Hoban Cinelli
Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

The right bike for you

We try to ensure every bike is well suited to the rider, as a result we have included the following as a guideline for the ideal rider:

Height 5’8″ – 5’11” (173 – 180cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 57cm
Top Tube 57cm
Your vintage bike to hire low down

The low down

  • Built in 1985
  • Short mudguards
  • GB world champion bars
  • 700c QR wheels
  • Simplex 12 speed
  • Shimano Ultegra cranks
  • Reynolds 531 frame
  • Brooks saddle

What is included?

  • Tool bag with spare inner tube, tyre levers
  • A local map, we can also offer guidance in picking a suitable route
  • Delivery and collection within a 10 mile radius of Bakewell, Derbyshire


Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

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