MAKERS: RALEIGH Cycle Co

ONLINE BICYCLE MUSEUM ROADSTERS 1900

The original company name was Woodhead, Angois & Ellis, changing to Raleigh Cycle Co around 1890.
Richard Morriss Woodhead registered a British patent for a ‘Brake for Cycles’ on 3rd December 1890. Frank Bowden is not recorded as a witness at the bottom of the patent. However, on Woodhead’s subsequent patent – ‘Mud guard for velocipedes’ – whose British patent is declared as 20th June 1891, you can see Frank Bowden recorded as a witness. This does not necessarily reflect the date he joined the company, but it illustrates his serious involvement by June 1891.
From humble beginnings, with Frank Bowden’s guidance, Raleigh became the world’s leading cycle company…

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Items in this Collection

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1. Bicycle Frame / Serial No Dating

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1890_Raleigh_Catalogue_08

1890 Raleigh Catalogue

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1890_Raleigh_10

1890 Woodhead, Angois & Ellis ‘Raleigh’ Road Racer

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1896-Raleigh-No-5-Road-Racer-65

1896 Raleigh ‘No 5’ Road Racer

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1898_Raleigh_051

1898 Raleigh No. 12 Lady’s Bicycle

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1900_Raleigh_Crossframe 105

1900 Cross (X) Frame Raleigh Gent’s Light Roadster

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1902 Lady’s First Grade Raleigh 0

1902 Lady’s First Grade Raleigh

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1907_Raleigh_Xframe_00

1907 Raleigh Superbe X Frame

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1908_Raleigh_07

1908 First Grade Raleigh Model No 4 with 1st Pattern Sturmey-Archer Tricoaster

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1908 Raleigh Military Bicycle 05

1908 Raleigh All-Steel Military Model

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1908_Raleigh_24

1908 Special Raleigh for Ladies

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1909 Raleigh Roadster 05

1909 Modele Raleigh ‘Route’

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1909_Raleigh_X_Frame_05

1909 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame Model 20A

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1910_Raleigh_Ladies_02

1910 Raleigh Ladies Popular No 27

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1910_Raleigh_X_Frame_03

1910 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame (Green)

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1910_Raleigh_01-copy

1910/1911 Raleigh Gents Roadster with Concealed Roller Lever Brakes

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1911_Raleigh_Boys_Bicycle_04

1910s Boys’ Raleigh ‘The Flying Girl’

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1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame 05

1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame

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1911-Raleigh-Modele-Superbe-Ladies-X-Frame-16

1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame (Unrestored)

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1912_Raleigh_04

1912 Popular Raleigh All Steel Lady’s No 27

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1912 Raleigh Military WW1 05

1912 Raleigh (Green) with World War 1 Military Accessories

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1912 Raleigh Model 4 Green 05

1912 Raleigh First Grade ‘Model No 4’ (Green)

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1912-RALEIGH-X-Frame-03

1912 Raleigh Superbe All-Steel X Frame (Green)

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1914_Raleigh_Military_Model_05

1914 Raleigh Military Model with Rifle Mounts

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1915 Raleigh Military Bicycle WW1 05

1915 Raleigh Military Model with Rifle Mounts

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1915_Raleigh_02

1915 Raleigh No 29 Road Racer

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1915-Raleigh-with-Military-WW1-Fittings-20

1915 Raleigh with WW1 Military Fittings

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1917-Raleigh-All-Steel-Model-C-Ladies-05

1917 Raleigh ‘All-Steel’ Model C Lady’s Roadster (WW1)

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1917_Raleigh_X_Frame_01

1917 Raleigh All-Steel Superbe Model 20 Gents Cross-Frame (X Frame)

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1917-Raleigh-Military-Bicycle-WW1-09

1917 Raleigh Military Model with Rifle Mounts

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1918-Raleigh-X-Frame-Tandem-19

1918 Raleigh X Frame Tandem (1907 Specification)

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1919_Raleigh_3speed_07

1919 Popular Raleigh ‘Model D’ Gents Roadster

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1921 Raleigh X Frame 05

1921 Raleigh All-Steel ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (Green Enamel)

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1923-Raleigh-06

1923 Lady’s Special Raleigh (Green)

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1923_Raleigh_X_Frame_04

1923 Raleigh All-Steel ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (Green)

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1924_Raleigh_X_Frame_05

1923 Raleigh All-Steel ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (Black)

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1924 Raleigh Light Roadster 05

1924 Raleigh Popular Light Roadster (Sloping Top Tube)

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1925-raleigh1-

1925 Gent’s Standard 3-Speed Raleigh WW2 ARP Transport

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1925 Raleigh Road Racer 05

1925 Raleigh Popular Light Roadster (Sloping Top Tube)

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1927 Raleigh X Frame 05

1927 Raleigh Gent’s Modele Superbe X Frame (Green Enamel)

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1928 Gent’s Special Raleigh

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1929-RALEIGH-3022-X-FRAME-66

1929 Raleigh Modele Superbe 30″ X Frame – The World’s Tallest Cross Frame

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1928 Raleigh X Frame 05

1929 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame (Green)

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1930_Raleigh_Xframe_08

1930 Raleigh Gent’s 26″ Frame Model Superbe X Frame

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1930-Raleigh-X-Frame-04-copy

1930 Raleigh Gent’s Model Superbe X Frame (Restored)

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1930-Raleigh-X-Frame-Green-04

1930 Raleigh Model Superbe X Frame (Green, Unrestored)

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1931-RRA-Popular-Sports-Raleigh-05

1931 Popular Sports Raleigh

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1931-Raleigh-sidecar-27

1931 Raleigh Gents with Sidecar

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1931-raleigh-x-frame-12

1931 Raleigh Modele Superbe X Frame (Green, Mint Condition)

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1933 Raleigh All-Steel Irish X Frame 05

1932 Raleigh All-Steel Irish X Frame

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1932 Raleigh X Frame 05

1932 Raleigh X Frame ‘Model Superbe’ (Whatton & Mustill Ltd)

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sidecar_11-copy

1933 Raleigh Popular All-Weather Gents Bicycle with Watsonian Sidecar

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1937_Raleigh_Crossframe_01

1934 Raleigh Gents 26″ All-Steel Irish Cross-Frame

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1933-Raleigh-X-Frame-05-copy-3

1934 Raleigh Superbe X Frame

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1934 Raleigh X Frame Green 05

1934 Raleigh Superbe X Frame (Green Enamel #U54464)

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1934 Raleigh X Frame U54463 05

1934 Raleigh Tourist X Frame (Green Enamel #U54463)

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1935_Raleigh_Irish_X_Frame_07

1935 Raleigh All-Steel Irish X Frame

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1936 Raleigh X Frame 05

1936 Raleigh ‘Modele Superbe’ X Frame (black enamel)

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1937 Raleigh Hovis Tradesmen’s Bike 05

1937 Raleigh ‘Hovis’ Tradesman’s Carrier

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FOR SALE 1937 Raleigh TALLEST 30 inch X Frame 05

1937 Raleigh X Frame – 30 inch Tallest Frame Size

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1938 Irish Raleigh X Frame 05

1938 Raleigh Irish X Frame (Irish Raleigh Cycle Co)

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1942 Raleigh Commando Folding Military Bicycle WW2 Prototype 02

1942 Raleigh Commando Folding Military Bicycle WW2 Prototype

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1947 Raleigh Superbe 05

1947 Raleigh Superbe Sports Tourist Model 24

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1940s-raleigh-cutaway-15

1947-1950 Raleigh ‘All-Steel’ Cutaway Display Frame

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1948 Raleigh Record Ace 05

1948 Raleigh Record Ace (RRA) 23.5″ Frame

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1949 GYS Motamite Cyclemotor 37

1949 GYS Motamite Cyclemotor

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1950s Raleigh Cyclemaster 05

1950s Raleigh Cyclemaster

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1953 Raleigh Lenton 05

1953 Raleigh Lenton Sports ‘Reg Harris Road Model’

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chromed_Cyclemaster_04

1954 Comrade All-Chrome Roadster & Cyclemaster

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1956_Raleigh_PO_Trike_04

1956 Raleigh Prototype Post Office Tricycle

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1957 Raleigh RRA Moderne 05

1957 Raleigh RRA Moderne

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1957_Raleigh_MiniMotor_01

1957 Trojan Mini-motor ‘Gearless Cycle Outboard’ on Gents Raleigh Superbe

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1959_Raleigh_Superbe_02

1959 Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist

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FOR SALE 1959 Rudge de Luxe Super Safety Tourist 76

1959 Rudge de Luxe Super Safety Tourist (Rich burgundy paintwork)

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raleigh_al_mulhim_02

1960s Raleigh Al-Mulhim 18″ Youth’s Bike

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1960s-Raleigh-Penny-Farthing-20

1960s Raleigh Children’s Penny Farthing

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1960S RALEIGH VELOCINO 05

1960s Raleigh Velocino Semi-Recumbent

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1963_Raleigh_05

1963 Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist

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1966_Raleigh_Runabout_30

1966 Raleigh Runabout RM6

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1968_Raleigh_Wisp_20

1967 Raleigh Wisp

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1967 Raleigh Wisp 05

1967 Raleigh Wisp Moped

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1978_Chrome_Raleigh_30

1978 Raleigh Superbe All-Chrome ‘Boss Bike’

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1979_Chrome_Raleigh_05

1979 All-Chrome Raleigh Superbe Roadster ‘Boss-Bike’

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1980s_rmi6

1980s Raleigh ‘RMI’ Roadmaster Gents Roadster

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1929_Raleigh_Book_01

CYCLING HUMOUR: 1929 A Book of Nursery Rhymes Re-Nursed by Raleigh

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LAUREN STEADMAN RIDES VINTAGE 1896 Raleigh Road Racer v 1918 Harley Davidson

LAUREN STEADMAN RIDES VINTAGE: 1896 Raleigh Road Racer v 1918 Harley Davidson VIDEO

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1951_MG_Cyclemaster_05

MG & Riley Parts Dept 1952 Raleigh Low Gravity Cyclemaster Roundsman

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1890_Raleigh_Catalogue_01-copy1

RALEIGH BICYCLE MUSEUM

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Pedalling Dreams- The Raleigh Story

THE RALEIGH STORY VIDEO

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WW1-RALEIGH-MILITARY-MODEL-05

WW1 Raleigh ‘Military Model’

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