ABOUT
The Original and Best

Since 1902

In 1888, Sir Frank Bowden purchased a bicycle factory on Raleigh Street, Nottingham, England.

He was approached  by Henry Sturmey, a journalist and by an engineer, James Archer. Both had ideas about the design of a 3 speed hub and this resulted in1902 in the world's first patent for a 3 speed internal gear hub.

That tradition continues with Sturmey Archer's current range of products.