Great news in the world of cycling and all things ’70s flavoured, as Raleigh announce the return of their iconic Chopper bike, available from the manufacturer direct from the 20th of June. We haven’t known such excitement since the Ice Cream man had a funny turn and threw Cornettos at us as kids.

It looks to be £950 which seems like ruddy good VFM as you’ll pay the same, or more, for an original. The relaunched bike stays very close to the classic Mk2 and will be available in Infrared and Ultraviolet (we’re going to hound Raleigh to do a Fizzylemon, too). Fans who have seen the new bike struggle to spot the difference to the original, so hard have Raleigh worked on sticking to the original, winning recipe.


Rummaging about on their website, I found this fantastic online archive – their Hall of fame, where riders can upload pics of their retro Raleigh bikes. Ours to be added soon!

(Pics; Raleigh)


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Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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