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Raleigh book now out


At last, the Raleigh book is now out. Any bookshop should be able to order it for you. The larger online suppliers already have it. Here’s a link to Amazon’s page:
I hope you enjoy the book and please spread the word about it. Many thanks to everybody who took part in this big project.



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  1. Geoff Conway permalink

    Hi did you know that Raleigh made pushchairs I used to make them in Nottingham but they we not made for long Geoff

    • Hi Geoff,
      Good to hear from you. Yes, I did know that and the book makes mention of those products. Raleigh and several other companies also got into trouble for making toy versions of baby buggies – McLaren, inventor of the original Buggy, took legal action against them. That’s also in the book.

  2. Jim Berger permalink

    Dear Tony,

    I am presently enjoying reading a library copy of your new Raleigh book, and will be buying my own copy to add to my others of your previous works!

    On page 90, you discuss the Raleigh Commando WWII folding cycle…here in New Zealand, about 15 years ago, I acquired one, totally intact, from the estate of a returned serviceman.

    I’ve modified it somewhat for modern usage, but have retained all the original parts for the next owner to restore to museum-quality, if so desired.

    If you know of anyone who has an interest, feel free to give them my contact details.

    Thanks again for researching and writing a yet another valuable and enjoyable history of British cycling.


    Jim Berger
    5 Ashton Road, Mt. Eden
    AK 1024

    P.S. I also own about 15 Moultons of all varieties from Mk. 1 through spaceframes.

    • Hi Jim,

      Thanks very much for your kind words and interesting message. Fascinating to hear that you have another Commando, as I do not know of any other example. Maybe we’ll start flushing a few more out now?

      I’m delighted you are enjoying the book. Maybe see you at Bradford-on-Avon some time?

      All the best,


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