Retro Raleigh show at Billing Aquadrome, Northamptonshire this weekend

Retro-Raleigh-Flyer-2014Classic bicycles will be the order at a three-day Retro Raleigh Show taking place this August.

Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park & Showground on Crow Lane in Great Billing, Northamptonshire is hosting the event from Friday, August 29th until Saturday, August 30th.

Event organiser, Mike O’Reilly, said: “Those who attend will also be able to rummage through the bike jumble, buy bikes, take part in a ‘Show ‘n’ Shine’ event and enjoy entertainment such as an outdoor cinema and karaoke.

“You can also camp on-site so you can participate fully in the three-day event. To find out more, please visit”

Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park & Showground is hosting the show for the first time this year. Entry to the event for day visitors will cost £10 per car per day. Day visitors can camp at the event. Camping pitches start from £20 per night. To book touring or camping pitches, please call 01524 781 453.

Retro Raleigh Show takes place at Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park & Showground on Friday, August 29th and Saturday, August 30th from 10am until 4pm.

For more information see Jam Jam Cycles on Facebook.

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Raleigh on display during August and September

Whether it’s a sportive on a glorious sunny summer weekend, a cyclocross race on a dirty December day or an event at a local bike shop, we spend a lot of time on the road making sure you have opportunities to see our bikes up close.

Here’s what’s coming up during August and September:

Sunday August 24th – Reg Harris Sportive

We’re sponsoring the Reg Harris Sportive to help celebrate the achievements of one of our most coveted cycling stars. World track champion Reg Harris was the Sir Chris Hoy of the 1950s. His strength was such that he made a comeback in the 1970s and claimed the National track title in his 50s!


The sportive starts in Tottington, near Bury, Greater Manchester and covers either 51 miles or 26 miles depending on your preference.

Find out more here.

Wednesday August 27th until Saturday August 30th – Eurobike, Friedrichshafen, Germany

If you find yourself in Germany come and see our stand at Europe’s biggest bike show (stand A4/306). Our 2015 road range will be on display along with bikes from our friends at Diamondback and Haibike.

Find out more here.

Sunday August 31st – London to Southend Off Road, Hornchurch Football Club

With our partners at British Bike Hire you’ll find Raleigh bikes for hire at sportives and corporate events up and down the country. Once you’ve ridden one of our bikes you’ll get a better idea of why they always score well in reviews.

Find out more here.

Sunday 7th August to Sunday 14th August – Tour of Britain

Team Raleigh-GAC line up against the rest of the biggest and best cycling teams in the world as the UK’s biggest cycle race comes to a town near you. With its step-up to HC category the Tour of Britain is one of the Top 10 biggest stage races in the world.

Team Raleigh-GAC - CycloSail Challenge_credit Mark Lloyd Photography

Expect to see Raleigh-GAC fighting for stage wins, putting their Militis Team bike to the test.

Find out more here.

Thursday 25th until Sunday 28th September – NEC Cycle Show, Birmingham, UK

Once the dust settles from Eurobike we’re back out on the road at the Cycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC arena. Expect to find our pristine 2015 range at stand C55 – you’ll also find our road, electric and cyclocross bikes available for use on the demo tracks. Take a ride, we’re certain you’ll be impressed.

Find out more here.

For a full list of Raleigh’s events see the calendar here.

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Barker poised to claim British Cycling Elite Road Series 2014 title

Team Raleigh’s Yanto Barker is just one round away from securing the Elite Road Series title at the UCS Ipswich and Coastal GP this weekend.

Barker leads the series by 21 points over his nearest rival, Velosure-Giordana’s Marcin Bialoblocki, and returns to the Ipswich on Sunday 31st August attempting to repeat his success in 2013.

2014 British Cycling Elite Road Series individual standings

However, the race is by far a forgone conclusion as Bialoblocki and his team will be looking to isolate Barker and put 9 places between the first and second placed riders, giving Bialoblocki enough points to overhaul Barker’s lead.

And with an overall lead in the Team competition to protect, Team Raleigh will have their work cut out keeping NFTO and Madison at bay.

2014 British Cycling Elite Road Series team standings

The race starts at 10.30am on Sunday and the riders will face 200-kilometres of racing, starting in Ipswich city centre before heading east to Woodbridge, crossing the River Deban to join the coastal circuit through Alderton and Hollesley.

British Cycling Elite Road Series - Ipswich and Coastal Grand Prix - main course map - please click to enlarge

The peloton will tackle the main loop five times before returning to Ipswich for what promises to be a dramatic final sprint beside the city’s striking Neptune Marina.

Read more on the British Cycling website here.

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Raleigh’s new road range to feature at Eurobike this coming week (Stand A4/306, 27-30 Aug)

If you happen to find yourself in the city of Friedrichshafen, Germany this coming week (August 27th to 30th, 2014) you’ll find the biggest bike brands, biggest retailers and biggest manufacturers showing the world what they can offer.

Yes it’s Eurobike! A four-day celebration of all things pedal powered where at Stand A4/306 you’ll find us proudly displaying our exciting new 2015 range.

Our 2015 range caters for practically every major road cycling discipline, from elite performance to multi-day tours, with a focus on prestigious, modern British design right across the board and in our humble opinion, it’s your must-see brand at the show.

Talking about the range Geoff Giddings, Raleigh Marketing Director said: “The 2015 range is our broadest and best quality range yet. The Militis has been an outstanding success story for us in 2014 so we’ve refined that platform for the year ahead,”

“Likewise cyclocross is an exciting market for us both here in the UK and the US and we’ve expanded our range to account for that.

“Our Revenio range brings in Endurance blend carbon fibre, RE2P geometry and Direct Connect manufacturing as well as disc brakes on road for the first time.


“Touring and classic steel is still a big part of our thoughts too with a new range of Maverick bikes for the emerging gravel race market.

“Without doubt this is most exciting range we’ve produced. It’s an amalgamation of our hobbies, our pastimes and our pleasures. And we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved.”



Coming to see us at Stand A4/306? Here’s what you can expect:

  • Carbon technology: Speed Blend, Performance Blend or Endurance Blend carbon fibre meets Direct Connect manufacturing and Max Internal Compression.
  • Alloy technology: From Kinesium hydroformed, taper-butted tubes or Atomic 13 butted 6061 aluminium alloy, our frames maximise vertical compliance, reduce shock and maintain lateral stiffness to dampen speed chatter from British roads and allow you to power up climbs or motor along the road.
  • Performance: Carbon and alloy models within the Militis, Criterium, Aura (time trial) and Equipe (track) ranges. The Militis Team features SRAM’s Red22, the lightest production groupset on the market. Prices range from £5000 to £600.
  • Endurance: It’s all about Revenio. RE2P geometry puts you in the perfect position to ride all day. Raleigh’s unique sizing system means you can find the right frame size and component length to suit your body shape. Prices range from £3000 to £600.
  • Cyclocross: Shared technology with Raleigh USA allows us the best of both worlds. Bikes designed for dry, dusty courses and bikes capable of handling copious amounts of mud. The RX Team features SRAM’s revolutionary 1×11-groupset, hydraulic HRD disc brakes and integral brake cables. Prices range from £3500 to £800.
  • NEW CATEGORY! Gravel: Built from Reynolds double-butted chromoly tubing, the Maverick range takes classic day touring geometry and tweaks the handling to be better suited for gravel, for mud or for the urban jungle. Prices range from £1150 to £750
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New Raleigh Chopper evokes golden era of motor sport

Raleigh pays homage to icons of a golden era of motor sport with the latest limited edition Chopper.

Raleigh Chopper stampede

Featuring a small 16″ front wheel, 20″ back wheel, ape hanger bars, the new Chopper takes the basic components of the iconic British-designed bike and brings in some modern features like a denim fabric two-piece saddle, light weight aluminium frame and Shimano 6-speed chainset.

Chopper Black

But it’s the gloss black and gold leaf graphics that is the stand out feature of the new Raleigh Chopper, evoking sepia-tinged memories of Formula 1 motor racing.

Chopper Black

Big side burns, champagne-soaked podiums, BBC Grandstand, Murray Walker, burning rubber and big engines; these bad boys are set to tear up and down high streets this Autumn.

The 2015 Chopper follows in the wake of other classic Choppers including the original Mk 1 and Mk 2 Choppers of the 1970s, followed by several re-issues in the 2000s, including last year’s limited edition Beano special.

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Raleigh Chopper Black

Ben Hillsdon, Raleigh Marketing Manager said:

“Whether you’re young or old it’s hard not to be taken in by the charm of the Chopper.

“As soon as we saw the sleek black and gold leaf design of this year’s Chopper we knew we were onto a winner. This British cultural icon has bags of personality and we’re certain it will be an instant collector’s item.”

The 2015 Chopper is set to retail for £250 and can be ordered via any Raleigh stockist. Find your nearest stockist here.

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MP Kerry McCarthy opens Cyclelife Bristol

With the recent announcement that under 40s in Bristol are switching cars for bikes, if the city needed further evidence of its rising cycling status then it’s the arrival of a Cyclelife store at the start of the Bristol-Bath Cycle Path.

To mark the store opening Team Raleigh’s professional cyclist Liam Stones was joined by Labour MP for Bristol East, MP Kerry McCarthy, Deputy Lord Mayor Faruk Choudhury.

Cyclelife Bristol Kerry McCarthy

The store sits in a 3000 sq ft site in one of the former Victorian soap factories just off the floating harbour in the city centre and promises the complete Raleigh cycling experience.

Cyclelife  Bristol

Cyclelife Bristol will stock a full range of cycling products including  road, electric, leisure, kids and classic bikes, but also bikes from Haibike, Diamondback and Dahon, and a complete range of accessories.

Cyclelife Bristol 4

Much like the Raleigh brand, Cyclelife seeks to serve the whole cycling industry with enough performance gear to satisfy the hardcore elite and enough leisure bikes to satisfy the rest of the family.

Cyclelife Bristol 5

Talking at the opening, Cyclelife Bristol Director Shaun Butcher (pictured below, centre) said:

“We’ve got a first class shopping environment and we need to match that with our service. That’s why we’ve been at pains to stress our principle of getting the right bike for the right discipline, offering professional advice and excellent customer service.

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“The training and set up provided by Raleigh has been exemplary and the Cyclelife solution has helped us establish a retail premises on one of the most popular cycling routes in the country.”

Cyclelife Bristol are offering the following services:

  • ‘Try before you buy’ across a full range of bikes
  • Courtesy bikes for commuters available whilst your bike is booked in for service/repair
  • Recycle Scheme – dig out your old bike, bring it into Cyclelife and get a 10% discount off a new bike.  Your old bike will be re-worked and sent to Africa via the Re-Cycle charity.
  • Interest Free Credit
  • Coffee area

Find Cyclelife Bristol at Gardiner Haskins Home Centre, Broad Plains, Bristol, BS2 0JP.

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Sponsorship for 2015? Raleigh calls for applications

If you’ve got big cycling ambitions Raleigh wants to hear from you.

Following the launch of our 2015 range of road bikes, we are once again looking for a talented pool of athletes to achieve great things on our bikes.

Raleigh Rider Support Programme

Whether you’re looking to become an elite road or track racer, time trialist, a long-distance endurance athlete, cyclocross star, or you can simply wow people with your singlespeed skills, this is your chance to show us what you can do.

Our support package will depend on the type of riding you do but it will include at least one racing bike for the year plus a selection of components and accessories from our brand partners.

Applicants must be 14 or over and will receive bikes and equipment, as well as a boost to their public profile that comes from being associated with one of the most well-respected brands in cycling.

Ben Hillsdon, Raleigh Marketing Manager. “Through this programme we’re able to support local cyclists and grassroots cycling and invest back into the cycling community, all of which is very important to us.

“We’re looking for talented people with the passion, drive, and above all, the right personality to make it onto our Rider Support programme. If you think that’s you, or you know someone that fits the bill, we want to hear from you.”

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to ride for Raleigh, simply head to the application page here to find out more and fill in the application form.

The application period will end on Sunday October 5th 2014 with successful riders being informed in November.

Essential criteria:

Riders must…

  • be 14 years or over as of 1st January 2015
  • be UK based have demonstrable race results from 2014
  • have an outline race calendar for 2015
  • be a member of a cycling team or club
  • commit to providing written and photographic reports on a regular basis
  • have permission of a parent or guardian if under 18


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