The worlds finest cycling clothing and accessories

Rapha was founded to honour the sport of road racing. We helped Simon build this industry defining brand based on truly innovative products, unique rides, and inspiring stories.

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Simon Mottram



For over a decade, we pursued international growth via direct engagement with our customers, expanding into the European, US and Asia Pacific markets. We were uncompromising in the building of the Rapha brand, with a relentless focus on quality – sometimes at the expense of near-term commercial gains. As a result, Rapha products have come to define quality in both the performance and lifestyle apparel categories for men and women and is now an exciting and potent blend of global commerce (across multiple channels and categories), content and community.

In 2017, Active led the transition of Rapha to its new ownership when the business was sold to RZC Investments to support its next phase of growth. During our period of investment from 2008 to 2017, revenue grew at a CAGR of 51%. Our Managing Partner, Nick Evans remains the company’s Chairman.