Claud Butler Bicycles and Components

claud butler bicycles and accessoriesThe Claud Butler bicycles brand can trace its history and experience in the UK cycle industry back over 135 years.

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About Claud Butler Bicycles and Components

The Claud Butler bicycles brand can trace its history and experience in the UK cycle industry back over 135 years.  The story began in 1880 when Fred Hopper established a cycle repair business in a former blacksmith’s shop in Barton-on-Humber, no more than 12 miles from their current warehouse.  Bicycle repairs soon gave way to manufacture and the business flourished. By 1906 F. Hopper & Co. was employing over 400 people, and by 1912 the company had developed export markets in Japan, India, South Africa and Australia. Shortly afterwards the company acquired the Elswick Cycle Company located near Newcastle, and in 1913 its name was changed to Elswick Hopper Cycle and Motor Company.