Simon Mottram Rapha

Welcome to episode 19 !

We sit together with Simon Mottram CEO and Founder of the iconic cycling brand Rapha!

Simon is a determinate entrepreneur who founded Rapha in 2004 bringing a new approach to the cycling fashion industry, celebrating the sport with minimalistic styles at that time while promoting the culture through extraordinary content.

The brand sponsored team Sky from 2013 wining the Tour de France with Chris Froome before supporting the Education First team nowadays.

Besides making great products and content the brand also opened club houses in major cities around the world .

Today Simon still owns a part of the company and leads as the CEO aiming to make cycling the sport number one in the world.

We touch base on the creation of the brand, his vision during the early days, his strength and assets making it such a success, some of his best memories of the past few years, the challenges lying ahead and much more.

Enjoy the chat !

Feel free to follow Simon on Instagram @simonmottram

If you feel like following some of my rides around the Ardennes check out my personal Instagram page @jeroen_van_schelven,

All links can be found on the podcast web page on Le Coffee Ride website.

Thank you for listening and see you in the next episode !