The Rambler Owners Club

Rambler Cycles, Ashford, Kent

I do like ebay. I used to have to wait all year for Beaulieu autojumble in order to find the various bits I was looking for. Now collectors have a 24/7 Beaulieu autojumble in cyberspace. What a coincidence: as the Rambler arrived in Brighton last week, this badge arrived on ebay. £11.39 was my winning bid and it will obviously look superb on the headstock.



The Derby Cycle Corporation is an American company. Its IRS filings on 1st April 1999 show Norman and The Rambler Cycle Co. Ltd among its subsidiary companies.

Most of the old British bicycle industry is in the list too, so I assume that this corporation either bought TI, or bought them as live or dormant companies from TI.

Subsidiaries of Derby Cycle Corporation:

Abingdon Rubber & Tyre Co. (1970) Ltd.
Abraham Brothers (P&A) (Pty) Ltd.
Armstrong Cycles Ltd.
Auto Velos Ltd.
Beatty & Crabbe Ltd.
Bicycle Manufacturers Ltd.
Bike Handels GmbH
The British Cycle Corporation Ltd.
BSA Cycles Ireland Ltd.
BSA Cycles Ltd.
Carlton Cycles Ltd.
Centum Investments N.V.
Century Cycle Manufacturing Corporation
Curragh Finance Co.
Cycle Finance Co. (Pty) Ltd.
Cyclemark Trust
Cycsad Engineering (Pty) Ltd.
Derby Component Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd.
Derby Cycle Werke GmbH
Derby Fahrrader GmbH
Derby Nederland BV
Derby Finance NV
Derby Holding BV
Derby Holding Ltd.
Derby Industries Ltd.
Derby Industries (Pty) Ltd.
Derby Investments Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
Derby Holding (Deutschland) GmbH
Derby Sweden AB.
Derby (HK) Trading Co. Ltd.
Derby Trading Co. Inc.
Engelbert Wiener Bike-Parts GmbH
Gazelle Cycle Co. Ltd.
The Hercules Cycle & Motor Co. (Ireland) Ltd.
The Hercules Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd.
InterDerby Group Finance NV
The Irish Engineering Co. Ltd.
The Irish Raleigh Cycle Co. Ltd.
J.A. Phillips & Co. Ltd.
J.B. Brooks & Co. Ltd.
J.H. Slotar & Co. (Pty) Ltd.
Koninklinjke Gazelle B.V.
Lyon Investments BV (formerly Lyon Cycle BV
Moulton Bicycles Ltd.
New Hudson Cycle Co. Ltd.
NV Dierense Maatschapij Tot Exploitatie van Woningen en Assurantien
NW Sportgerate GmbH
Norman Cycles Ltd.
Phillips Cycles Ltd.
PI Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd.
Probike South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Derby WS Vermogensverwaltungs GmbH.
Raleigh Cycles (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.
Raleigh BV
Raleigh BVBA
Raleigh Fahrrader GmbH
Raleigh Industries Limited
Raleigh Industries of Canada Limited
Raleigh Ireland Ltd.
Raleigh Europe BV
Raleigh Technical Services S.A.
Raleigh (Services) Ltd.
The Raleigh Cycle Corporation
Raleigh International Limited
Raleigh Technical Services Ltd.
The Rambler Cycle Co. Ltd.
Reliable Cycle Co. (Pty) Ltd.
The Robin Hood Cycle Co. Ltd.
Rudge Whitworth Ltd.
Rudge-Whitworth (Ireland) Ltd.
Sturmey Archer Europa BV
Sturmey-Archer Limited
Sturmey-Archer of America Inc.
The Sun Cycle & Fittings Co. Ltd.
Sunbeam Cycle Co. Ltd.
Shenzen Raleigh Industrial Development Co. Ltd.
Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd.
Univega Beteiligungen GmbH
Univega Bike & Sport Switzerland AG
Univega Bikes & Sports Europe GmbH
Univega Worldwide GmbH
Winora-Staiger GmbH
The Wright Saddle Co. Ltd.