The Raleigh Story, BBC4 tonight, @ 11.10

tyred

Legendary Member
Location
Ireland
Damn, one of the few times I wish I had a television!

I'd enjoy that I think.
 

Smokin Joe

Legendary Member
Ta, have set the vcr to record
Don't forget to switch the gramophone off first.
 

Johnsco

Old Fettler
A good story about the ups and downs of a manufacturing legend.
I watched it on Monday and thoroughly enjoyed it (for the second time).
My very first bike was a Raleigh.
Such a shame that we let all that manufacturing expertise and infrastructure slip thru our fingers ....
What have we got now ? Deliveroo !!
 
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swee'pea99

swee'pea99

Legendary Member
A good story about the ups and downs of a manufacturing legend.
I watched it on Monday and thoroughly enjoyed it (for the second time).
My very first bike was a Raleigh.
Such a shame that we let all that manufacturing expertise and infrastructure slip thru our fingers ....
What have we got now ? Deliveroo !!
Indeed. All that 'life continues' stuff at the end, and I'm thinking, ok, so we have a Dutch company that's using an old British name to sell Far Eastern bikes into the UK market - in what sense is that a continuation of Raleigh? Really enjoyed the stuff about the founding of the company tho' - given six months to live, saved by cycling!
 
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