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The story of Raleigh starts with 3 men. Woodhead, Angois and Ellis. In 1886 they started making bicycles at a small workshop on Raleigh Street in Nottingham.

Raleigh was founded in 1888 when Sir Frank Bowden bought an interest in a small bicycle company on Raleigh Street in Nottingham, England.

Its early commercial success was based on quality machines raced by international cycling champions.

By 1892 Raleigh led the world in bicycle racing success, winning over 2,300 prizes worldwide.

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The story of Raleigh started with three men. Woodhead, Angois and Ellis. In 1886 they started making bicycles at a small workshop on Raleigh Street in Nottingham.

They were only turning out three bikes a week - but they still caught the attention of Frank Bowden a lawyer, who was to transform their company beyond all recognition.

In December 1888, The Raleigh Cycle Company was founded. A five storey factory close to the original workshop was taken over and production rose to 60 bicycles a week and the workforce shot up to 200.

By the 21st century, around 300 people are being made redundant with the closure of the Raleigh factory on Triumph road in Lenton.

Raleigh bikes are now to be assembled abroad at three factories in the far east.

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