William Riley who had interests in the textile industry acquired the Bonnick Cycle Company of Coventry, England and in 1896 incorporated a company to own it named The Riley Cycle Company Limited. Rileys were a family Company, whose founder William Riley had retired and the Chief Executives were all Riley brothers as follows: Group Chairman - Victor Riley. Chief Engineer, Riley (Coventry) Limited - Stanley Riley. General Manager, Riley Engine Company - Percy Riley. General Manager, Riley Motor Body Company - Allen Riley. Sales Manager, Ted Riley. Competition Manager - Rupert Riley, a cousin of the brothers. He was given the responsibility for testing and demonstrating Dick's differential.

We will publish a complete biography on him on the occasion of his anniversary or when it will be reached a sufficient number of cars.

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