Ridley, building bikes since 1997
The story of Ridley bikes initiates in 1990 when a bike painter and mechanic, Jochim Aerts, founded his first bicycle company. In the beginning, his vision was to create custom bikes that would fit each individual riding style and goals.
In 1997, Aerts took the step to launch his first bicycle brand which we know today as Ridley. In 2017, the company grew with the acquisition of Eddy Merckx. Today Ridley and Eddy Merckx are Belgium's two biggest bike brands. In total, Belgian Cycling Factory manufactures around 40 000 bikes a year and the number is growing fast.
Ridley’s bikes are known at the very elite level of road cycling for their technological advancements and innovation. This is why the Lotto-Soudal pro team has trusted Ridley since 2005.