I hope you don't mind me writing to you. I work for a documentary company called Testimony Films. We are currently making a new documentary for BBC4 about the Raleigh Bicycle Company.
As part of the programme we are featuring Raleigh's role in the BMX scene which took 1980s Britain by storm. BMX star Andy Ruffell has agreed to be interviewed for the programme in London, and in addition to this we would love to get him back on a Raleigh Burner bike similar to those he used to ride for team Raleigh.
I was wondering if you still had your Raleigh Burner and if you might be willing to allow Andy to ride it for a short sequence in our film. We would of course pay you a fee for its use and any travel expenses involved.
I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have about the company I work for and the programme we are making. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you.