NAMES ON THE FRAMES
Our frames are all named after special locations local to us, places and cherished routes. In and around the North Downs in Kent, this ridge of hills sits just to the south of London, England and has been the home to not only the people behind Bowman, but also has been the location for our passion, knowledge and desire’s growth too.
Our HQ is situated on the northern edge of 127 hectares of open, wild heathland. On this heath, in 1785, the Society of Royal Kentish Bowmen made their home at a building that became known as Bowmans Lodge. Presided over by the Prince of Wales, who went on to reign as George IV, this first archery society with royal approval since the Norman conquests became very popular. Subsequently the surrounding locale became known as Bowmans, with buildings, roads, farms and quarries bearing the name over the next 250 years. Bowman Cycles is just the latest in a long line of endeavours to pay homage to the area’s history.
OUR PERSONAL CONNECTION
While all of the team behind Bowman Cycles started their cycling lives elsewhere, it was on our now local lanes, tracks and trails that their passion, spirit and knowledge developed; where the seeds for what became Bowman germinated. The nomenclature of the brand and the bikes themselves is all driven by our locale. Bowman is – quite literally – a product of its environment. For us, where we are from and where we ride is a fundamental pillar to Bowman Cycles.