We obviously know the resurgence behind the Raleigh brand here at Electric Bikes Kent as we stock Raleigh electric bikes, as well as brands owned by parent company Accell (Haibike, Winora, Diamondback, Lapierre).
It's always nice to see such a detailed, encouraging article in the mainstream press though, and you don't get much better than the Nottingham Post. Reporter Dan Robinson has done a great job of explaining why Raleigh is on the up.
With Raleigh’s market share estimated at between 35 and 40 percent - growing its own sales by 70 percent in 2016 - but as the overall market is expected to double each year for the next half-decade, it hopes to hold on to a similar share at the very least.
Sales and marketing director Pippa Wibberley says: "Raleigh has suffered some difficult times, and no-one employs 8,000 people to make bikes anymore, either in the UK or anywhere else. But in recent history we've never been better positioned to make a success of this business as we are now. This is a massive opportunity for us.
"We're part of the biggest bike group in Europe and in the electric bike market we have competitive advantage over all these rivals who have taken market share from us in the past 10 to 15 years."
And Raleigh is still the only bicycle company to be regularly listed by the Superbrands publication as one of the UK's strongest brands, based on quality, reliability and distinction.