“Just over a year ago I challenged a couple of mates to cycle over some of the most iconic mountain climbs as used in the Tour De France. It sounded like a good idea over a beer or two.
“After some thought we decided we wanted to climb Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Le Deux Alpes and the Col du Galibier and a few more along the way.
“The Raleigh bikes were fantastic and once we changed the gearing to a more mountain-friendly 32 tooth rear cassette they were perfect – they climbed like a dream!
“We also bought MOA Clothing’s Team Raleigh replica kit so we looked the part. The kit was a perfect fit and felt comfortable even after several hard days in the saddle.
“Our Raleigh bikes were the only Raleigh branded cycles we saw in France. However the three of us on our steeds turned more heads than all the other brands out there – especially when we were sat with them outside the Trek franchise store. We had so many positive comments and praises. The one we heard most often was ‘we didn’t know Raleigh were making bikes as good as this again’! Spread the word folks – Raleigh is back in the game!”