Mike Whalley

Raleigh Toys logo

I started working at Raleigh when I left college in 1976 Initially in the Toy Design Department and later in Concept Design. These are some of my designs.

The Howitt Building

The company headquarters, Lenton, Nottingham

Howitt Building atrium

This is now a GradeII listed building. Each day I would walk through the imposing entrance and out through the back door to the studio.

Concept Design Studio

Raleigh Design Studio

Raleigh Crest link

Raleigh Bicycle Company History

pavemnt cycles

My early designs were mainly parts for existing toys and cycles
11inch Plastic cycle wheel


toy post van

Plastic wheel for Sit 'n Ride toys

Trekka pedal car

Blow Moulded wheel and 'exhaust' for Custom Trekker


Injection moulded pedal

My only complete toy design

Toy sit and ride

Cricket, self assembly sit and ride toy



Chukka pavement cycle

Original drawing girl's bicycle

Original drawing a range of bikes

Habitat advert

Catalogue front page

Girl's bike'

My daughter with the last model I designed

bike and two girls

Still turning up unexpectedly.
This one in a BBC advert

Action Bikes catalogue


Original drawing for the Mini Burner BMX

Original drawing for the Mini Burner BMX

Burner BMX catalogue page

Mini Burner

Mini Burner BMX

BMX tattoo

Serious fan!

Relief panel

Relief panel by sculptor Charles Doman FRBS (1884-1944) on the Raleigh headquarters Howitt building, completed in 1931.

Action bike concept

Action bike concept