Category Archives: Charity

Bristol Bike Night

Well what a fantastic first Bike Night it was on Friday at Fowlers!

There were stalls to wander around, bikes of all descriptions to admire, a friendly atmosphere and great music by DJ Chunky all night. Topped off with the wonderful smell of BBQ in the air.

Each event a ‘bike of the night’ will be chosen. On Friday, congratulations went to Mark Hutton for his lovely Moto Guzzi T3 – well done Mark!

Bike Nights will be held at Fowlers on the second Friday of each month until September, from 5.30-8.30pm.

Keep an eye on Fowlers Facebook events for the latest on each Bike Night, including special guests!


Easter Bunny Ride!


Please come and be a part of the Easter Bunny Ride on Saturday the 24th March, and help raise funds for Children’s Hospice Southwest 😊

The meeting point will be Fowlers at 9.30am for a 10.00am start, riding to the hospice in Wraxall. (Please remember to fuel up before arriving!)

Easter themed fancy dress is highly encouraged, so please get your best biker bunny outfits on! 🐰

To donate please go to Virgin Money Giving – Easter Bunny Ride

The suggested minimum donation on the day is £5 – thank you!

We look forward to seeing you there!



Fowlers would like to say a big THANK YOU to Julie Thomas for her donation of 12 Heroes Easter Eggs!

These are going to the FIRST 12 people to CHECK IN to Fowlers on Facebook as you arrive for the Bunny Ride! (Participants only 😊)

Everyone taking part will also receive a CREME EGG and HOT DRINK from the registration tent on the morning of the ride 😃

PLUS the first 50 people to sign up at the registration tent on the morning of the ride will receive a pair of black or pink HELMET BUNNY EARS!! 🐰


Facebook Event Page

GWAAC Ride 4 Life

David Cameron’s Great British Bike-Off!

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!

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 recruitment event

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.

Suzuki V-Strom joins Ride for Precious Lives

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