Iconic homegrown Raleigh model used as bid prop

Nottingham shows off its Chopper in design capital bid

Nottingham launched its bid to become ‘World Design Capital’ yesterday, aided by one of the city’s most admired designs – The Raleigh Chopper.

First manufactured in the city in 1967, a group of Choppers were paraded round Market Square as the bid was announced.

Raleigh ceased manufacturing in the city during 2002, shifting its production lines to the far-east, however the distribution centre still operates from Eastwood.

Read the full BBC story here.

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