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In September 1972, Ike Tseng (1932–2012) a brilliant engineer and visionary founded Merida. While visiting the USA in the early 1970’s Ike had seen a sign in the entrance to a bike shop stating that due to unacceptable quality the shop refused to repair any Taiwanese bikes. This annoyed Ike, and in defiance he set out to realise his dream of high quality bikes “made in Taiwan”. The factory based in Yuanlin, Taiwan was called Merida Industry Company Ltd. The Merida name has three syllables “Me-Ri-Da” and is roughly translated as the company’s intention to manufacture only beautiful, high quality bikes enabling anybody to reach their destination as pleasantly as possible. ke’s leadership of Merida created a world leading factory and he played a huge part in changing the perception of Taiwan, which is now seen as the highest quality country of origin for bikes. But Ike was not satisfied, so in 1988 he took another big step by launching the Merida brand To visit their site please click www.merida-bikes.com/en_gb


There aren't too many companies that can say they've been around longer than any person living on the earth today. Having started life in Nottingham, England in 1887, we're one of a handful of companies that can. We still design hundreds of bikes every year, from your first bikes to your fastest bikes, and we've been doing it for generations. With over 125 years experience of designing the best bikes around, plus one of the biggest cycle accessory distribution arms in the UK, it's no wonder we're the nation's favourite bike brand. In fact, we can go one step further, we're the only bike brand listed in the UK's Superbrands list. Now that's something! Keen-eyed cyclists will spot the famous Raleigh Heron's head badge in well over 100 countries around the world, which helped coin the saying here: 'the sun never sets on a Raleigh'. To visit their site please click www.raleigh.co.uk

Sylk-e-Designs & Sylkwood

Sylk-e-Designs are our Website suppliers and have have produced this new Website that you are currently viewing.Websites with them start at £295 and you can get more details of them and their other customers websites by clicking here. www.sylk-e-designs.co.uk   Sylk-e-Designs is the website division of Sylkwood who are Embroidery Digitising & Graphic Design company based in Macclesfield Cheshire.They have been supplying us with Digitised designs for many years now, for more details visit their website at www.sylkwood.co.uk


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