Some facts about Raleigh Bicycles include the fact that the company is based in the United Kingdoms and is headquartered in the city of Nottingham. Raleigh Bicycles manufactures a wide variety of models, including children's bikes, such as the Chopper and Grifter, and racing bicycles, such as the 853 and the Militis. The company also owns other brands that manufacture both bikes and bike accessories, such as RSP and Diamondback.
Raleigh Bicycle Company has a network of partners around the globe, including various manufacturers that craft bicycles according to the company's standards. Raleigh Bicycles Company's designers and engineers are routinely sent to manufacturing locations from their bases in Seattle and Nottingham to ensure that quality is up to par while providing support for testing and product development. As of 2015, all licensing for Raleigh product brands are under the jurisdiction of Accell Group, which is a Dutch-based company that owns Raleigh.
The Raleigh Bicycle Company was founded in December 1885 by Richard Woodhead and Paul Angois. The company changed its name in December 1888 to the Raleigh Cycle Company and became a limited liability company a month after. In addition to bicycles, the company also manufactured three-wheel cars and motorcycles between 1921 and 1935.