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Major new cycle history interview

25/03/2016

Interested in the history of Raleigh, Sturmey-Archer, Brooks, Pashley or Moulton? Or maybe in the wider development and changes the British cycle industry has undergone in the last 50 years? Then this interview, which I recorded on 23rd March 2016, is for you.

John Macnaughtan spent 48 years at Raleigh and Sturmey-Archer. Early in his career, he was sent to Raleigh South Africa and he soon became Director of Raleigh Industries East Africa. Later, with David Duffield, he set up Raleigh Australia. John joined Sturmey-Archer in 1977 and became Sales and Marketing Director in 1981. After the sale of Sturmey-Archer to Sun Race, he became Managing Director of Raleigh International. He was instrumental in saving the Brooks saddle company and became a co-owner of Pashley. Today, he spends much of his time at Bradford-on-Avon, dealing with the export of Moulton bicycles.

The interview, in two parts and full of unique insights and recollections, is now on the Veteran-Cycle Club YouTube channel.
Part 1: John Macnaughtan interview Part 1
Part 2: John Macnaughtan interview Part 2

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2 Comments
  1. Mike permalink

    Hi Guy’s

    Very interesting article on Moorson cycles in July 2012 which I have just read.

    I own a twin tube Moorson tandem which I had rebuilt about twenty five years ago and still use it today, will take some photo’s and send you if you are interested. I was told by Norman Moore (who I contacted when I bought the tandem) that it was built in the early 1930’s but Norman told me at the time that he had just suffered a heart attack and could not help me with the restoration which I finished up having done by a restorer in Taunton.

    Many thank’s

    Mike Clark (Ringwood Hampshire)

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    • Many thanks for that, Mike – glad you found the article interesting.
      Cheers,
      Tony

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