At Bowman Cycles we create unique, UK-designed, accessible bike frames with exceptional attention to detail. The team behind the bikes are inspired by our local environments: truly varied terrain influences both the riding and the time spent in the design studio. We want to do more than just sell you a dream; we want to help
you Ride With Spirit.

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OUR SPIRIT

Every one of our bicycle frame concepts, and all of the refined details therein, were conceived astride the saddle of a bicycle. Each time we design a new frame, the initial idea matures to a finished product we are very proud of. Our basic test is this: If you are smiling when you come out of the corner, the bike has hit the mark.

Racers and discerning riders alike have one thing in common: the need for great handling. This is why here at Bowman we have a flourishing range of bicycle frames designed to provide the ride and performance characteristics that a committed cyclist demands.

Our team ride enough to know exactly what you require from your bicycle. We’ve served our time – battled for the rightful position in an aggressive bunch, forced the pace to forge a winning move, spent time in the lanes and on the trails – and therefore have a true understanding of the perfect balance of requirements.

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OUR CUSTOMERS SUPPORT

Bowman is nothing without our customers support for our brand. We describe our customer base as a family for good reason; we feel there’s a connection we share based on what cycling contributes to our lives. We’re ready to explain how our products differ according to specification and intended use.

Listening is important; we know every customer is
different and deserves real advice to work out which
Bowman product fits their needs.

The Bowman 4-point customer charter

THE WORLD OF BOWMAN CYCLES
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#RideWithSpirit

  • Ok, so we didn’t get another Sagan Sunday but that didn’t stop Palace:R owner and member of the 2018 Bowman Tour Down Under Crew @mattjdarbs starving the Aussie crowds of a wheelie over the finish line.
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Can't wait to see this sweeping downhill finish... #tdu2018 #saganstylin #wtfgoggles #fosterscyclingtours #bowmancycles #bcpalacer
📷: @mattjdarbs
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#TourDownUnder #Tdu18 #Adelaide #AustralianCycling #BCPalaceR #PalaceR #MoreThanARaceBike #Aluminati #GreenOnGreen #ReturnOfTheThread #Aluminium #RoadBike #BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
  • There’s riding with spirit and there’s ‘Riding With Spirit’.
Here’s young local rider @_benjituch smashing it on his Palace in what looks like perfect Classics condition. 
You’ll see him representing at the Crystal Palace Crits in the Summer too.
Top work, Ben. 🤘
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#BowmanCycles #Palace #VCLondres #RideWithSpirit
  • Friday Family with new Palace:R owner @therealrobhoward who bagged himself one of the last frames from the current batch this week. We shipped it out on Tuesday, he took delivery on Wednesday, built it up on Thursday morning and sent us this pre-training ride photo yesterday afternoon.
Welcome to the family, Rob. 
It looks incredible (and a bit fast).
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Email info@bowman-cycles.com if you'd like to go green and lean for the coming race season.
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#FramesetOfTheYear #RoadCC #FridayFamily #BCPalaceR #PalaceR #MoreThanARaceBike #Aluminati #ReturnOfTheThread #Aluminium #RoadBike #amicus13 #a13racing #a13 #wahooligan #inmyelemnt #infocrank #vervecycling #rotorqrings #easton #roval #fizik #shimano #fromwhereiride #cyclinglife #BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
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  • Thursday thank you to everyone who signed up for our Pilgrims Disc Private View newsletter, and to all our Bowman Bulletin newsletter subscribers who received their email invite today. If you haven't seen it yet, then check your inbox.
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For those of you who didn't sign up (what were you thinking?!) the public launch is coming soon, so not long until you can get yourself some #RoadPlus
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#BCPilgrimsDisc #PilgrimsDisc #RoadPlus #BowmanBulletin #BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
  • Worldwide Wednesday with @rc_architect and his green machine at the Town Down Under in Adelaide.
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We know at least one other Palace:R owner currently soaking up the sun and taking in the racing. Anyone else representing Bowman this year? Let us know.
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Big daddy Bowman Palace:R #tdu2018
#bowmanpalacer #ultegrar8000  #dedaelementi #fiziksaddle #fulcrumracingquattro #lizardskins #continentalgp4000s2
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#WorldwideWednesday #TourDownUnder #Tdu18 #Adelaide #AustralianCycling #BCPalaceR #PalaceR #MoreThanARaceBike #Aluminati #GreenOnGreen #ReturnOfTheThread #Aluminium #RoadBike #BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
  • Top tube Tuesday, and a little taste of something new coming very soon.
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Want to see more? Our Bowman Bulletin newsletter subscribers are next on the guest list for the Private View, so make sure you’ve signed up.
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#TopTubeTuesday #BCPilgrimsDisc #PilgrimsDisc #RoadPlus #BowmanBulletin #PriorityAccess #BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
  • Planning the route and choosing places to visit on our next group ride on January 28th reminded us of where it all began and what gave us our name. We obviously had to include this landmark on one of our rides.
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History and geography are at the core of our brand and ethos, and we know from the many messages we receive from you, our customers, that it's something which helped in the decision to join the Bowman Owners Club.
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If you'd like to find out more about our back story, and the names we chose for our frames head on over to the 'Locale' page of our website.
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#BowmanLodge #RoyalSocietyofKentishBowmen #KentishBowmen #Kent #CrystalPalace #PilgrimsWay #LayhamsRoad #FootsCray #WealdofKent #BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
  • Accidental and unofficial Bowman Owners Ride yesterday.
7 out of 11 frames of the ‘peloton’ were designed just up the road and tested on roads like this one.
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In attendance were the Palace:R, Layhams aluminium prototype (1 of 2), Layhams stainless steel production (custom painted), and a couple of frames that you’ll be seeing much more of very soon.
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Our next group ride is January 28th, so sign up to our newsletter to find out more about that and also those ‘coming very soon’ things.
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#BowmanBulletin #BowmanGroupRide #KnattsValley #KentLoop #GardenOfEngland #NewThings #BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
  • #MoreThanARaceBike
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Got any big and epic rides planned this year?
What's on your bucket list?
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Let us know if you're taking your Palace:R anywhere fancy this Summer.
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#FramesetOfTheYear #RoadCC #BCPalaceR #PalaceR #Aluminati #ReturnOfTheThread #Aluminium #RoadBike #ColDuGlandon BowmanCycles #RideWithSpirit
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PRODUCT

Smile inducing, handling focused frames for riders after something special

DETAIL

Carefully considered design details combine for class leading performance

PEOPLE

You and us: real people ride, design and enjoy everything we stand for

LOCALE

Where and what we ride plays a pivotal role in our development and passion