Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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Oct

2017

Hundreds of motorcyclists took to the streets of Bristol on Saturday to show solidarity with the police in their efforts to tackle the rising tide of bike crime in the city.

Organisers of the Bristol Bike Theft Awareness Ride estimate that 700 motorcyclists participated, setting out from Cribbs Causeway, on the northern outskirts of the city, at noon.

Accompanied by a pair of police motorcyclists, the procession wound its way peacefully through several known hot-spots for bike theft, where many local residents clapped and waved as the cavalcade rumbled through.

Saturday shoppers and tourists stopped and stared as hundreds of bikes passed them on Park street – rated as one of the most fashionable high streets in the country – before passing City Hall and rolling into Fowlers Motorcycles in the city centre at 1.30 pm.

Bristol has witnessed an increase in bike crime recently, particularly in the north of the city, where gangs are stealing bikes to joy-ride and posting pictures on social media. Local motorcyclists organised the Bristol Bike Theft Awareness Ride with four main aims:

  1. To raise awareness of the problem and remind motorcycle owners how they can aid the Police in their work.
  2. To share tips with riders on keeping their pride and joy safe and secure.
  3. To show solidarity with the law-abiding community in Bristol and demonstrate that they are all working together to tackle this issue.
  4. To demonstrate support for Avon and Somerset Police and their tireless work in tackling motorcycle thefts and related crime.

Fowlers Motorcycles, which has been serving Bristol’s bikers since 1926, was happy to host the cavalcade as the final destination for the first ever Bike Theft Awareness Ride, and has pledged its support for future events.

 

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Sep

2017

Come and join us!

20-21 October, Paintworks, Bristol

Ride Culture – Oil – October 2017

After our last Ride Culture event in May, we’re back. Fowlers are teaming up with Spoke & Stringer, other Local Motorcycle Suppliers, Workshops and well known brands to bring Bristol the second Ride Culture event this year, bigger and better than before!

Whats new – Roll In morning Bike Meet, More Bikes, More Bands, Food + Drink, Cheaper Tickets!

LIVE MUSIC – STREET FOOD – CRAFT BEER – Q&A Sessions – EXHIBITION – ART – FILM – ROLL IN!

Limited Tickets available – once sold out – there’s no more space.

BUY TICKETS

More info to come follow @RideCulture_Oil on Instagram.

www.rideculture.net

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Sep

2017

Master Motorcycle Technician Dave Ball, one of Fowlers of Bristol’s many highly skilled technicians, secured a very respectable second place in the European Championship held in Germany this September. Having already won the UK champoinship, Dave was sent to Germany to represent our fair isle against stiff competition from other top class mechanics from across Europe.

Dave has been with Fowlers for 20 years and his talent has frequently been recognised; he scooped the Yamaha UK Tech Grand Prix last year, won the Suzuki UK Motorcycle Technician of the Year in 2013 and another UK Technician of the Year award from Yamaha UK in 2007 as well.

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Sep

2017

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is coming to Bristol on Sunday 24th September 2017 – your opportunity to join dapper ladies and gents riding classic and vintage styled motorcycles for charity.

Across the world, streets will be humming with the tune of 70,000  motorcycles passing through 600 cities in a spectacular parade, raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer and mental health programmes on behalf of the Movember Foundation.

The event is open to anyone riding a Cafe Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Old School Chopper, Modern Classic, Sidecar, Classic Scooter or Brat Styled motorcycle.

If you want to put on your Sunday best and take part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday 24th September, you will find more information and details of how to register on the official Facebook page The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Bristol.

Triumph Motorcycles remain loyal to the cause and have returned for another year as the official motorcycle sponsor, presenting The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride with 4 brand-new motorcycles to be handed to the events’ highest fundraisers and competition winners. You can see Triumph’s range of modern classics in Fowlers’ spectacular showrooms for more.

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Jun

2017

Join Guy Martin and a host of other stars who will be riding at Castle Combe to celebrate sixty years since the legendary Mike Hailwood first raced at the Wiltshire circuit.

Guy will be on track on Sunday as one of the many attractions during the Fowler-sponsored Grand National over the weekend of 8th and 9th July 2017.

 

Guy Martin racing
Guy will be riding ‘Mike the Bike’s’ 297cc Honda RC167 as part of the popular Classic Parade, which features historic and exotic machinery from the 1950s to the 1970s, including bikes from MV, Triumph, Norton, Honda, MZ, Ducati, BSA and Yamaha.
 

John McGuinness bikes

 

John McGuinness will be bringing three of his iconic machines to display – the 250cc Vimto Honda, his 130mph lap-record setting Honda Fireblade and the exotic Mugen, which he took to victory in the 2015 TT Zero race.

You’ll get to see plenty of on-track action too, with feature races on both Saturday and Sunday. There’s a huge variety, from the British 125cc & 250cc Championships to the Super Twins, Sound of Thunder and Powerbike classes, plus the Bonham’s British Historic Championships and the King of Castle Combe open class.

Fowlers will be joining the celebrations throughout the weekend, bringing the latest models from Triumph, Honda and Yamaha for you to see up close. Our team will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Find out more about the Castle Combe Grand National here.

 
Honda Six
 

Experience the unique sound of a vintage Honda Six in this video – they don’t make them like this any more!

 

PS: Would you like to be rewarded every time you shop at Fowlers?

 

Sign up for your FREE Fowlers Loyalty Card and you’ll receive 5 points for every £1 spent on clothing & accessories, servicing and at the parts counter. You’ll also earn points in Fowlers’ on-line shop.

Each point is worth 1p, so you can choose whether you’d like to spend them next time you shop at Fowlers, either in store or on-line, or save them up for a future purchase.

You even collect points when you buy a new motorcycle or scooter at Fowlers – every new machine is worth 1000 points, which you can use in store or on line as you wish – it’s up to you.

Sign up for The Fowlers Loyalty Scheme online or in store and start collecting your points NOW!

Terms & conditions apply – click here

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May

2017

Ride Culture – Bristol’s Newest Bike Show – Saturday 13th May 2017

Ride Culture – a celebration of the resurgent bobber, café racer and retro motorcycle scene – will kick off with a preview party at Bristol’s Paintworks on Friday 12th May at 6pm.

Fowlers, Bristol’s well-known and long-established motorcycle dealer, will be supporting this exciting new event, to help get it off to a strong start. The team at Fowlers has picked a selection of cool machines to bring to the show, including its own ‘take’ on the all-conquering Triumph Bobber, plus a pair of Yamaha’s yard-built custom machines and a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport in retro colours.

Named the best place to live in Britain by the Sunday Times, Bristol has become associated with all things cool, and riders involved in this alternative bike culture felt that the time had come for the city to host its own special event – with a unique Bristol twist – along the lines of the Bike Shed (Shoreditch, London) and The One Show (Portland, USA).

Curated by Spoke & Stringer, the show will feature back-to-basics machines that capture the raw pleasure of motorcycling, like Down & Out’s awesome custom Bobber (one of the highlights of the NEC) and Old Empire’s classy Bonneville T120 (below), alongside an assortment of factory customs from Triumph, Yamaha, Ducati and BMW. Individual and team builders from across the South West will also be displaying their creations.

Fowlers will be bringing a hand-picked selection of the coolest clothing and helmets from some great heritage brands for you to see, such as Belstaff, Bell and Hedon, featuring authentic-looking retro ranges to help you look as good as your ride!

Your other senses will be treated, too, with great food, drink and music:

PLUS Street food from Spoke & Stringer’s award-winning kitchen, craft ales, local cider and Easy Jose speciality Coffee.

Paintworks is a stylish event space in Bristol’s ‘Creative Quarter’, just a couple of minutes’ ride up the A4 Bath Road from Fowlers’ spectacular showrooms, where you can see new bikes from Moto Guzzi, Triumph, Yamaha, Suzuki, Aprilia, Honda, KTM, Husqvarna, Piaggio and Vespa, plus hundreds of pre-owned machines of all makes.

Book tickets on-line here.

Hurry….space is limited and they’ll be sure to sell out fast!

Ride Culture is more than just an event – it’s a life-style!

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Mar

2017

If you’ve always wanted to get on a bike or scooter, but never had the chance – now’s the time! Get On, the nationwide initiative to get more people out and about on two wheels, is coming to Bristol on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April.

Sessions last an hour, during which time riders are introduced to the gears, brakes and slow speed handling. Scooters are also available for those who want to try a ‘twist and go’.

Get On is suitable for complete beginners or people thinking of returning to biking after a break.  Instruction is by professional trainers and all protective clothing is provided.  Riders just need to wear full length jeans and sturdy shoes.

It will take place at Bristol’s multi-purpose test centre in Old Gloucester Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS16 1RS.

Booking is via the website or by calling 02476 408040. There’s also a Facebook event here – why not go with a friend?

Get On is open to anyone aged 14 or over and under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Riders will also be given advice and information about where to go for further training and which licence would suit their needs.  They will also be advised as to where they can find their nearest high quality ‘accredited’ training school.

You can find yours via www.mciac.co.uk.