Cycling fanatic Simon Mottram, 50, has built an international premium brand around Rapha’s cycling clubs on four continents since he founded the company in 2004. In November, the firm launched a new club in Spitalfields, central London, where customers can test cycling kit in a climate-controlled chamber. Strong growth in the US helped exports grow to £34.1m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank103
CompanyRapha
ActivityCycling apparel maker and retailer
LocationNorth London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa35.74%
International sales £000s*34,100
Total sales £000s*48,800
Staff306
Founded2004
Websitewww.rapha.cc

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