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Despite the rising popularity of the car, the 1920’s saw Raleigh become a world leader in bicycles, capable of producing 100,000 cycles annually as well as 250,000 hub gears 15,000 motorcycles and 50,000 motorcycle gearboxes.
2004 saw the relaunch of the iconic Raleigh Chopper after 30 years since its original launch in 1970.
The classic 1970's bike once again hits the streets and was an instant success with children and adults alike!
The future is bright for this ever changing bicycle company!Accell group’s position as the market leader in electric bikes has been invaluable to Raleigh’s product development through shared technologies and developments In 2017 Raleigh celebrated its 130 year anniversary.The year brought a number of changes to the business including the appointment of new Managing Director Pippa Wibberley, the relaunch of uk and a change in business direction to focus strongly on customer needs.Raleigh is one of the world's oldest and best known bike brands.Established in 1887 in Nottingham England, we’re still based in our home town.Raleigh was founded in 1887 when Frank Bowden bought a small bicycle firm in Raleigh Street, Nottingham.In 1902, it acquired Sturmey Archer, a local company that made the world’s first gear system, and by 1932 it was producing 62,000 bicycles a year.The Grifter was launched in 1976 and resembled a BMX bike, but had mudguards and a 3 speed hub.The 80’s saw the launch of the Burner series which sold over a million units across the range and became the must-have bike of the times. ” laughs Mark Gouldthorp good-naturedly as he poses for photographs on a Raleigh Chopper – the iconic 1969 bicycle that sold 1.5 million units and was loved by everyone from David Beckham to Lady Gaga. For not only is this year Raleigh’s 125th anniversary – a landmark that it is understandably peddling for all its worth – the company, of which Gouldthorp is managing director, is also excited about its imminent sale to a giant Dutch competitor.If it goes through, it could secure Raleigh’s precarious future while celebrating an impressive heritage.