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With over 135 years of history in the cycling industry, Raleigh continues to deliver well-made, beautifully comfortable, stylish bikes. From classics to trail, all made modern with styled lines, comfort, and quality components. Raleigh has made its way around the globe, raced in the Tour de France, been to the Olympics, and won many championships. But we’re not in it for the gold, we’re in it for the joy that comes with riding. Puttering through the suburbs, cycling to brunch downtown,seeing the sites, and commuting to the office - We’re in it for the rider to enjoy the ride!

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Raleigh Bicycles originated as a small bicycle workshop on Raleigh Street, Nottingham, England. In the spring of that year, they began advertising in local press, the Nottinghamshire Guardian on May 15th.


The first Raleigh 'safety' model bicycle with patent changeable gear was introduced and advertised in the Nottingham Evening Post as a superior among all others at the time.


Experiencing the health benefits of cycling first hand after a spell of bad health, Sir Frank Bowden of England whom had an extensive love for cycling, became a principle investment partner and established "The Raleigh Cycle Company" and expanded to three small work shops and a greenhouse around the corner from its origan location, to Russel street.


Raleigh became the biggest bicycle manufacturing company in the world occupying seven and a half acres of purpose-built premises and could produce 100,000 bicycles annually.


The infamous red Raleigh bicycle powered by Reg Harris would win two silver medals at the Olympic games and Reg soon after became the first professional cyclist aboard a Raleigh bicycle.  The bike he rode is still on display at the Raleigh global headquarters to this day.


The Raleigh Chopper was released in the UK and United States, quickly becoming the 'must have' for many youth and opened up a much larger market segment for the brand. The Chopper would sell  an astonishing 1.5 million units and remained in production until 1982 until the rising popularity of BMX bikes began.


The TI-Raleigh-Creda team hired Dutch Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk to compete in the Tour De France.  After the team won seven stages of the tour,Zoetemelk would dominate until the finish, winning the 1980 Tour De France. The TI-Raleigh team set a new record for the most stage wins, claiming the coveted team victory.


Pivoting off it's global success, Raleigh released one of the most popular bikes of the times with the Burner model that adapted to the growth of BMX and would establish themselves as a dominant BMX race team with team member, Craig Schofield winning the Superclass 20 inch World Championship title aboard a Raleigh an Aero Burner.


Raleigh became the first UK bicycle production company to mass-produce suspension mountain bikes and begin development of electric assisted bicycles.


Re-entering the professional cycling circuits with Team Raleigh. The roster of international riders would claim wins in the Welsh National Road Race Championship, British National Hill Climb Championship, and the Tour Doon Hame that season.


Raleigh was acquired by the Accell Group,a Netherlands-based bicycle company. With a portfolio of eighteen bicycle brands, the Accell group is one of the largest bicycle companies in Europe and would utilize their research and development to elevate Raleigh bikes.


The Canadian Tire Corporation acquired exclusive rights to the Raleigh brand for production and distribution in Canada, reviving its global heritage among loyal riders.


With the increased partnership and development of Raleigh internationally, the brand has evolved into family of bikes ranging from Electric, Path/pavement, Mountain and Kids bikes re-launching in Canada March 2021.


Powered by success, the rich heritage of Raleigh bicycles will continue to empower riders of all calibers wanting to enjoy their ride on two-wheels.