Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category




GWAAC Ride 4 Life

By Fowlers News




In 2008 David Cameron (not the Prime Minister) was diagnosed with Advanced Prostate Cancer. His life expectancy at the time was thought to be between 18 months and 3 years.

However, thanks to the magnificent support he received from the Oncology and Urology Departments at the Royal United Hospital Bath (RUH Bath) and the continuing development of new treatments funded, in part, by Cancer Research UK, David is still here – and relatively fit and well!

On 8th June 2016 David is setting off from the Royal United Hospital Bath. He is taking his 1998 Yamaha TDM 850 and heading on a journey and riding the long way round the British Coast in order to raise money for Forever Friends (the charity for RUH Bath) and Cancer Research UK.

His trip is estimated to take around 3 or 4 weeks.

David Cameron

David picking up his free jacket from Fowlers

Fowlers of Bristol is proud to sponsor David’s journey by supplying his first tank of fuel, clothing and servicing. We wish him the best of luck!

Show your support for David and the incredible work his chosen charities undertake by visiting his fundraising page or by clicking the button below.

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Join the Summer Santa Run!

By Fowlers News

Santa Claus is coming to town this summer and you’re invited to join tsanta-bikehe fun.

Santas on a Bike are meeting at Harry’s Café at 9am on Sunday 21st June. We’re not normally open at that time, but we’ve made an effort because it’s in a good cause. Everyone is welcome, providing they’re wearing Santa/reindeer/elf outfits and their bikes are decorated in a Christmas style. After a hearty breakfast the group will follow a pre-planned route to Little Bridge Hospice, just outside Barnstaple, where they’ll meet other riders from Exeter & Plymouth.

As this event is happening in the middle of summer, it should raise a few eyebrows and hopefully even more money. It could also raise a smile at the thought of Santa giving up his holiday to come and see these children early.

All attending are asked to make donations at the hospice and the group will be raising as much as they can on route.

To find out more, visit We look forward to seeing all you Santas (and little helpers) on Sunday 21st June.




Blood Donor Event


Saturday 13th December saw Fowlers’ first blood donor recruitment event with the 4 County Bikers group and NHS Blood and Transplant.

Anne Grimsted from NHS Blood and Transplant confirmed that 12 bikers enrolled and wanted to thank all involved. The event was a great success with several members who were already donors turning up to show their support for such a great cause.

We’ll keep you up to date with news of any future events here and on our social media pages.




Ride for precious lives

“A quick note to say a massive thank you” writes Mark Cory. “I cheekily asked if Fowlers could support my small role in a charity pedal cycle ride, simply by providing me with a suitable motorcycle to ride as a support rider. In all honestly I thought I’d asked a lot”.

The team at Fowlers didn’t think so and the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 seemed the perfect machine for the job.

Ride for Precious Lives is a yearly three day cycle challenge, starting from Little Harbour, near St Austell in Cornwall, and finishing on The Downs in Bristol. En route the ride takes in three children’s hospices. This year’s 210-mile challenge attracted 70 riders, one of whom raised £4,600 alone, contributing to the overall total of £75,000.

“There were many people and organisations involved it supporting this ride, with the logistics being massive.  However, the motorcycle was a particular favourite with all of the riders, attracting many smiles and admiring looks. The bike worked without missing a beat … it made my job easier for sure”.

Find out more about Ride for Precious Lives at

For details of the all-new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 go to




MSX 4-LRLyndon Bull, one of our Showroom Brand Managers, has just returned from an 1850-mile charity ride from Bristol to Morocco, on a Honda Monkey Bike.

Lyndon, who works in our scooter/commuter department, chose the pocket-sized 125cc Honda MSX because “riding one of Honda’s finest (and smallest) feats of engineering the bum-numbing distance from Bristol to the bottom of Spain and all the way back again is the ultimate test of engineering, patience, nerves and endurance – a huge challenge on a tiny bike”.

Accompanied by his brother James on a new Vespa GTS300 scooter and cousin Sam on his 2010 Yamaha YBR 125, Lyndon completed the trip in just 11 days, riding from Bristol to Plymouth, taking the ferry to Santander and then motorcycling down through Spain to Cadiz. From there he made the last leg of the journey across the strait of Gibraltar as a foot passenger on the ferry, to avoid the cost and paperwork [visas, carnet de passage, insurance, etc] involved when you take a vehicle into North Africa. After a half a day in Morocco it was time to return, retracing his steps across Spain and the Bay of Biscay back to England.

MSX 2-LR“On our longest day we covered 350 miles, which is quite something on a 125cc bike with 12″ wheels and a 40-50mph cruising speed!” says Lyndon.

He adds; “It wouldn’t have been possible without the comfort gel seat pad that Fowlers very kindly supplied me, which made hours in the saddle nearly bearable on my backside! The biggest challenge was the endurance of making such high-mileage progress without a comfortable touring seat that any typical adventure bike has!”

So far Lyndon has raised more than £500 towards Help for Heroes and donations can be made on his Just Giving page at




Andrea ColemanRiders for Health’s co-founder and CEO, Andrea Coleman, has been named as the winner of the Women of the Year Award sponsored by Barclays today.

You can read an interview with Andrea in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday by clicking here.

Andrea founded Riders for Health in 1990 with Barry Coleman. Since then Andrea has been a driving force behind the organization’s work revolutionizing African transport infrastructure and health systems.

Andrea said, ‘I cannot describe how it feels to be named one of the ‘Women of the Year’. When I think of the many marvellous, brave, clever, stoical, women I meet in my work I realise just how lucky I am to be in a position to win this award. Women living in isolated, rural Africa are trapped by ill health, poverty and distance. They can never even dream that what they do will ever be seen let alone recognised. I am lucky. I have had that opportunity.

‘Riders for Health makes sure that the heroes of health care – the front line health workers – use well managed motorcycles to reach millions of people with the health care they need, reliably and predictably. I am proud that our work is helping to give at least some of those women freedom from the tyrannies of poverty and distance.

The 2013 Women of the Year Lunch is sponsored by Barclays, Good Housekeeping, Sacla’ and ITV’s Lorraine.