Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha launched with a month-long exhibition in East London’s Old Truman Brewery. Entitled Kings of Pain, it showcased six heroes from cycling’s golden era and beyond: Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Raymond Poulidor, Tom Simpson, Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault. These riders perfectly captured the glory and suffering – and style – of road racing and today they, along with many others, continue to provide a source of inspiration for Rapha’s design.
Rapha announces new investor to strengthen growth ambitions
We are excited to announce RZC Investments as a new partner in the Rapha business, which will allow us to continue driving our ambitious hopes for the sport and for cyclists across the globe.