Albion appoint ex-Rapha designer Graeme Raeburn as Lead Designer

UK cycling brand, Albion, has announced that Graeme Raeburn, ex lead designer at Rapha, has joined the group as Lead Designer. Raeburn will be working with Albion on its product design, bringing all of his experience at Rapha, where he led the design team for over ten years.

Graeme Raeburn said: “Since meeting the Albion team a few years ago, I’ve been impressed with their singular vision to create a new type of product-led cycling clothing brand that places impact and responsibility at the heart of what they do. Given my direct experience and interest in both these areas, and having been assisting with strategic support, we felt that the time was right to formalise things. In seeking to realise creative and innovative concepts, I’m looking forward to helping Albion progress in the next stage of their development and beyond.”

Charlie Stewart said: “We’re delighted that Graeme has joined the team. Since our first meeting in 2018 he’s been a constant source of help, advice, and ideas for Albion, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that he has already had a huge impact on our business. Any cycling brand would be lucky to have someone with Graeme’s direct experience and success on their team, and we’re very privileged that he has chosen to join Albion. Graeme is the pre-eminent cycling designer of his generation, and his involvement with Albion cannot fail to make us a better business. We’re incredibly excited to be working together.”

The brand has also announced that it has released their new Spring/Summer 2021 range of performance cycling clothing. The new collection is made up of a short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, a windproof gilet and mesh base layers for warm weather riding.