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RALEIGH PROVIDE FIRST ELECTRIC BIKE FLEET TO CENTER PARCS’

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Raleigh have had a long standing reputation as one of the most popular hire fleet brands in the UK, so what better than working with one of the biggest hire fleets around. In June Raleigh won the tender to supply Center Parcs with their first ever electric bike hire fleet.

Electric bikes have come on leaps and bounds in recent years with advancements in battery life and motor reliability and Raleigh have been at the forefront of this development by working closely with manufacturers like Bosch and Yamaha to produce the best electric bikes in the market. All of these new advances mean that electric bikes are perfect for hire fleets, the make cycling accessible to anybody no matter their fitness level or capability by offering exercise and fun without exhaustion.

Geoff Giddings, Raleigh Product and Sourcing Director added: “By introducing the new electric bike hire fleet Center Parcs have opened cycling up to a whole new range of customers. Offering them the ability to enjoy cycling with the whole family.”

The company currently have 10 Raleigh Motus bikes per site in the UK that are regularly maintained to a high standard so customers looking to take one out for a spin can look forward to excellent availability and an enjoyable experience.

To find out more about booking a stay visit: http://www.centerparcs.co.uk/

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HIT THE TRAILS WITH RALEIGH’S 2016 GRAVEL ROAD BIKE RANGE

The Cycling Weekly team recently came to visit us to take a look round the new range of Gravel Road bikes that are coming soon. Here is what they had to say.

Nine new carbon framed Roker and aluminium framed Mustang bikes greatly extend Raleigh’s adventure road bike options

For 2016 Raleigh has launched a new carbon adventure road bike range and extended its aluminium offerings. Named the Roker, the new carbon bike has a bang up to date spec. This includes SRAM’s 1x drivetrain with post mount hydraulic disc brakes on many models, thru axles front and rear and space for 35mm plus tyres. All cables and hoses are routed internally and the frame is equipped with bottle cage mounts.

Thru axle, hydraulic disc brakes and SchwalbeTubeless Easy tyres on the Roker Race

The top spec Roker Race costs £2500 and comes with a SRAM Force 1x drivechain with SRAM Force Hydro disc brakes. Wheels are American Classic Hurricane tubeless ready disc wheels. These follow the trend for wider rims with an internal width of 18mm and are 24mm deep. With 32 spokes laced three-cross front and rear, American Classic quote a weight of 1646g for the pair. They come shod with Schwalbe G-One gravel tyres, a brand new design from Schwalbe which uses its Tubeless Easy technology and has a small knobbed tread.

The Roker Race comes with a carbon seatpost and a Fizik Aliante saddle, which is well-padded to adsorb some of the jolts off-road.

For £650 the base model alloy Mustang comes with Shimano Claris drive chain

Below the Roker range sits the Mustang range which has aluminium frames and carbon forks. The top spec Mustang Comp model costs £1000 and comes with SRAM Rival 1x drivechain with Rival hydraulic disc brakes. The range extends down to a Shimano Claris equipped 16-speed bike priced at £650.

Raleigh will continue to offer its existing steel framed Maveric range, which extends up to the £1150 Elite equipped with SRAM Rival drivetrain, TRP HyRD hybrid mechanical-hydraulic disc brakes and 35mm tyres.


The bikes are due to be launched soon so keep a look out for them on the Raleigh website.

RALEIGH PARTICIPATE IN MCDONALD’S MONOPOLY

TEAM RALEIGH TO RIDE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

NEW TEAM RALEIGH MILITIS

Team Raleigh captain Ian Wilkinson unveiled his new Militis Team carbon bike to Cycling Weekly at the recent Eddie Soens race, in which he sprinted to a well deserved podium place.

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Resplendent in its new striking colour scheme of red, yellow and black, that gives a modern twist to the famous colourways of the dominant TI Raleigh squad of the 80’s this new styling matches perfectly with the retro styled team kit launched last year.

The team bike features the latest Sram Red 22 groupset, Cole carbon wheels, Schwalbe ONE tubular tyres and finishing kit from FSA, Fizik and Elite with Wilkinson’s bike featuring the new Fizik Aliante saddle.

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Further details of the team bikes will be launched later in the year by Raleigh UK

Follow the teams results and progress this season at http://www.teamraleighgac.com/

 

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