The Raleigh Bicycle Company is a British bicycle manufacturer based in Nottingham. Founded by Woodhead and Angois in 1885, who used Raleigh as their brand name, it is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world. After being acquired by Frank Bowden, it became The Raleigh Cycle Company in 1888. By 1913, it was the world’s largest bicycle manufacturing company. Now under the ownership of Dutch corporation Accell, Raleigh is still going strong as the most famous name in British cycling. Who can forget school classics like the Raleigh Chopper, Grifter, Tomahawk and Burner? The UK’s favourite bike brand, still based in Nottingham, offers a comprehensive range to cater for every rider from pre-school to track.