The GF has a Pashley and she loves it but it weighs an absolute ton (23Kg). It's fine for nipping to the shops but any further or any kind of hill and she's struggling. Low maintenance with hub brakes and hub gears but a wicker basket (that's rotted) and a leather saddle that also doesn't like rain. She's considering a conventional bike (probably a hybrid) now because she wants to go further than just the shops.
Decent set-up this...
I expected a 3 speed hub gear at most but no, 7 speeds. That'll probably give you enough range to get up hills and go at a decent pace on the flat.
The landscape looks flat until you get on a bike. Places that you’ve stomped over with ease for years suddenly have gradients when you cycle. 🥴
Not all cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow for example