Founded in 2004 by Simon Mottram, 52, Rapha’s premium cycling clothing and accessories have been worn by the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins. Cycling enthusiasts can buy its products online or at one of its 22 “clubhouse” stores, in locations from Osaka to Copenhagen and Chicago. Its other offerings include a global cycling club, cycling holidays and a skincare range. International sales hit £48.1m in 2017. US private equity firm RCZ Investments bought the company for £200m last August.
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