Template:Expand Ridgeback  is a brand of cycles under the Madison Brand  which in turn is part of the H. Young group of companies. Madison, based in Stanmore, Middlesex, also owns the Genesis and Saracen  brands of cycles.
The Ridgeback brand name was first used on a mass-produced mountain bike imported into the UK during the start of the mountain bike boom of the 1980s. It was one of the first mountain bikes to be marketed in the UK, and was a copy of the designs then becoming popular in America. Later the range of bicycles marketed using the Ridgeback name expanded to include several other types of bicycle, but not including higher spec models used by serious cyclists.