A post-WWII Raleigh sports bicycle

This Raleigh bicycle belonged to a tailor who had bought it during the mid 1960s. Established in 1888, Raleigh was a leading British cycle company from Nottingham, the United Kingdom, ruling the industry for much of the 20th century. Driven by its founder's - Frank Bowden - philosophy of bringing more practical and affordable bicycles to the public, the company grew to become the biggest bicycle factory in Britain. In the 1950s, the company exported a large number of its bicycles to developing countries, including India, Singapore and Malaysia.