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Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

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      English made bikes have been the most prevalent and familiar fine bicycles in the USA.  The shared English language has probably been the prime reason for this,  from the earliest Ordinary bicycles  through the lightweight "racers" of the 1980s.  For example, in the post W.W.II years, Raleigh was second only to Schwinn in brand name recognition in the USA.  There has been a prevalence of British bikes as compared to other nations....
      The fortunes of many British concerns faded as the Japanese and Far Eastern sourced products increased in popularity in the late 1970's. Nonetheless,  the  artisan tradition still thrives in the British Isles, albeit on a smaller scale. While many makers are gone, there are still fine examples of traditional and beautiful cycles available.

There are literally hundreds of classic era British makers and perhaps someday we will have them all included here!  
Please contribute any information or illustrations you might have.
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Updated 1.13.2014
Armstrong
Updated 10.12.2008
Baines
Updated 10.12.2008
Reg
Barnett

8.5.2012

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Classic British Components
including BH, Brampton, Brooks, John Bull, Chater Lea, Cyclo, Dunlop, Mansfield, Monitor, Renold, Reynolds, Resilion, Williams & more.
Updated
5.11.2014

Bates
(E.G.)

(link to Sheldon Brown's Site)
Bates
(Horace)

Updated 6.22.2004
Johnny
Berry
Updated 6.12.2014
C. Bertrand
 11.26.2004
Bespoke
of Settle

Created 11.2.2011
Bickerton
Portables

11.7.2020
Ken Bird
Updated 11.4.2013
Birmingham Small Arms
Updated
6.12.2013
AE Boudt
4.24.2014
Tom Board
Updated
12.7.2010
Buckley Brothers
9.28.2002

Claud Butler
Updated 4.3.2010

Carlton
Updated 9.30.2012

Carpenter
Updated 12.12.2012

Arthur Caygill
Updated
1.16.2009
Condor
Updated 3.16.2010
Ron Cooper
Updated 11.4.2013

Dawes
Updated 2.18.2012  

A.G. Duckett
Updated 2.8.2005

Coventry
Eagle

Updated 2.29.2000

Raleigh bicycle factory on Triumph Rd, Nottingham; site demolished in 1996.
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)

Ellis-Briggs
Updated 3.24.2013

A.E. Elsegood
6.30.2014

 Les Ephgrave
Updated 9.5.2013

Falcon
Updated 1.24.2004

Norman Fay
Updated 4.29.2011
Harry
 Ferris
Updated 5.18.2010
Flying Scot
Updated 8.11.2013
James
Fothergill
Updated 11.8.2013
Francis~ Barnett
Updated 11.21.2000
Jim Guard
6.15.2013
Gillott
Updated 3.8.2006
Granby
Updated
1.11.2004
Grandex
Updated 11.21.2000
Wally
Green

Updated 8.11.2009
Freddie Grubb
Updated
1.16.2009
Reg
Harris

Updated 6.22.2010
R.O. Harrison
coming
Hawkes and Sons Ltd.
5.4.2012
Jack Hearne Cycles
Updated 11.18.2010
Hetchins
Updated 1.17.2014
Hercules
Updated 10.29.2013
Hill Special
Updated 2.5.2012
Hobbs of Barbican
1.28.2007
Holdsworth
Updated 2.20.2013
Elswick - Hopper
Updated 5.6.2013
W.B. Hurlow
Updated 5.4.2014
Bob Jackson
Updated 11.4.2010
Kirk Precision
11.25.2010
Ron Kitching
Updated 10.11.2012 

Knight
11.1.2009

Mike
Kowal

3.9.2011
Lambert
~Viscount

Updated 1.11.2004
G.E.R "Roy" Lomas
2.24.2008
Maclean
Updated
11.17.2010
Matchless
Updated
6.28.
2010
Mercian
Updated
3.4.2007
Merlin
1.18.2007
MKM
Updated 10.12.2013

1967 World's Championships, won by Beryl Burton and Webb Graham!

H.R.
Morris

Updated 11.13.2010
Dr. Alex
Moulton

Updated 3.24.2013
New Hudson
Updated 6.25.2000
W.P. Newton
Updated 9.25.2001
Norman
Updated 7.3.2012
Major
Nichols
Updated 11.13.2013
Paris
Updated 5.31.2004
T. Parsons
Updated
8.5.2008
Pennine
Updated 4.23.2012
Stan Pike
Updated 6.17.2004
Bill
Philbrook

11.20.2010
Phillips
Updated 8.29.2006
 Stuart Purves
Updated 5.30.2004
Harry
Quinn
Updated 7.7.2014
Mal Rees
Updated 5.24.2007
Raleigh
Updated 5.29.2010
Charles Roberts
Updated 10.29.2013
Dave
Russell

10.30.2008
Ken Rogers
Tricycles!

Updated 1.6.2000
Rotrax
Updated 2.21.2014
Ernie Russ
Updated 10.19.2009
Rudge
Updated 8.1.2000
Saxon
Updated 6.27.2000
Scottish frame builders
Bruce Robbins site
Maurice
Selbach

Updated 10.19.2009
Sheffield -Langsett
 12.2.2010

Speedwell
Titanium

Updated 10.11.2012

Eddie SOENS
Updated 10.16.2013
Jim Soens
Updated 10.16.2013
Southern Cross
(Stan Lang)
10.11.2013
Sun
Updated
8.15.2012
Jack
Taylor

Updated 6.10.2014
Thanet
3.18.2003
Thompson Bicycle Co.
12.2.2010
Three Spires
Updated 3.18.2003
W.G. Twiddle
Updated 1.8.2012
TJ Cycles
Updated 11.19.2010
Uppadine
Updated 11.19.2010

Waller
Updated 4.23.2012

Wearwell
Updated 1.8.2012
Wester Ross
2.5.2012
Witcomb
Updated
4.
23.2011
Woodrup
Updated
5.4.2014
Wrigley
Updated 11.4.2012
Vindec
(Brown Brothers)
11.8.2013
Viking
Updated 6.25.2014

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