RALEIGH THROUGH THE YEARS

1887 - Sir Frank Bowden bought an interest in a cycle company on Raleigh Street in Nottingham. The firm took its name from the street and was formed in 1890.

1960 - Raleigh Industries merged with TI Group, making Raleigh the world's largest bike producer.

1970 – launches the Chopper, right, which was an enormous success in Britain and America.

1980 – Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk wins the Tour de France riding for TI
Raleigh Creda.

2001 - management buyout from The Derby Cycle Corporation.

2012 - Raleigh sold to Accell after 125 years.