About Us

About Us

Our staff are all experienced and enthusiastic bikers who will always offer the very best advice, whether it be about the purchase of your bike, how to fund it, service it or get all the rider equipment and accessories for it. We are also an MOT testing centre and are authorised Motorrad dealers based in Lancashire, serving Merseyside, Cumbria and the whole of the North West.

Located on the docks at Preston, we are an ideal venue for an enjoyable ride out.

Finally thank you for the interest you have shown in our BMW Motorrad Centre and we  hope to meet you in our showroom very soon.

About Bowker Ribble Valley

Bowker ribble valley

Bowker Ribble Valley is part of the Bowker Group which was founded in Blackburn in 1919 as WH Bowker Limited, providing road transport services and has been established for over 100 years. Bowker Motor Group are proud to represent the brands of BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, Porsche and Harley-Davidson in Lancashire. 

In September 2012, Bowker Ribble Valley was opened to complement the existing Bowker Motor Group businesses and franchises as the demand to sell and service all make and models of cars continued to grow.  Located at Bay Horse Garage on the A59 at Osbaldeston, Bowker Ribble Valley specialise in retailing pre-owned prestige, performance and sports cars in Lancashire and with delivery throughout the UK. 

There is also a full aftersales facility with factory trained ATA Technicians offering car servicing and repair to all makes and models of cars from Ford to Ferrari, including MOT and tyre bays.

Bowker Ribble Valley conduct business with integrity and enthusiasm strongly influenced by the philosophies of what is a very old and well established family business. At Bowker, family means much more than a collection of trusted, successful businesses. It’s about the people who work in them and enjoy the daily support and encouragement they need to make a difference.

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About Bowker BMW

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About MINI at Bowker

Back in 1919…

Founded in Lancashire, in 1919, the Bowker Motor Group has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s premier transport specialists with a reputation for the highest levels of service. We conduct business with integrity and enthusiasm strongly influenced by the philosophies of a well established family business.

The Group operates nine automotive dealerships across Lancashire; BMW and MINI dealerships in Preston and Blackburn; Bowker Preston Car Centre; Bowker Blackburn Car Centre; Harley-Davidson® and the new Bowker Ribble Valley and Bowker Maserati dealerships in Osbaldeston. Bowker offer Car Lease deals in the North West.

At Bowker, on the Docks in Preston and Trident Park, off Whitebirk Drive in Blackburn, we pride ourselves on offering a unique BMW ownership experience whether you are searching for a New or Approved Used BMW or are an existing owner. At Bowker BMW we have a wide range of new BMW models and exclusive BMW offers for you to choose from, whether you’re looking for a BMW for personal or business use. As an Authorised BMW Workshop covering Lancashire and the North West, we are perfectly equipped for all your BMW service and repair needs.

Our two MINI dealerships located adjacent to our BMW dealerships in Preston and Blackburn can offer you all of the New and Cherished MINI range, including the recently launched MINI Countryman. Bowker MINI can also help you to finance your adventures, insure against the unknown and dress you and your MINI in the latest MINI accessories from Blackpool to Preston and Blackburn to Burnley. Bowker are here to help when your MINI needs some love and attention and with special offers on MINI servicing, taking care of your MINI will be no trouble at all.

Bowker Harley-Davidson® has one of the UK’s largest and best selections of New and Used Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, and our Factory Trained Technicians are dedicated to keeping your Harley-Davidson® in tip top condition. In addition to routine maintenance such as tyres and MOT, we are also able to offer a wide range of fixed price menu services, and customisation . Visit our Harley-Davidson® online store for our dealer t-shirts, clothing and collectables, and stop by Harley’s Diner instore for a warm welcome and freshly prepared hot and cold food.

Bowker Ribble Valley specialises in retailing all makes of prestige and sports cars with full aftersales facilities offering servicing to all makes and models of cars, including MOT and tyre bays.Bowker Ribble Valley is run by managing director Chris Eccles who will operate the site in conjunction with his role at Bowker BMW and MINI in Blackburn, it is the ninth member of Bowker Motor Group already including MINI and BMW dealerships in Blackburn and Preston, Preston Car Centre, Blackburn Car Centre, and the Harley-Davidson® dealership in Preston.

In 2013 Bowker opened the North West’s only Maserati dealer and have since been successful in providing over. Within a year of opening, Bowker Maserati were announced as number on solus dealership in the UK for sales. The dealership showcases the full Maserati model range and offer with an aftersales facility. The dealership is the sole distributor of the Italian brand in the North West and Cumbria. The Osbaldeston dealership, which is already home to Bowker Ribble Valley, has generated an additional three jobs. Bowker Maserati is headed up by managing director Chris Eccles. Bowker Maserati is the tenth member of the Bowker Motor Group.

The acquisition of Southport Superbikes was the newest addition to the Bowker Motor Group in August 2014. Southport Superbikes was a mainstay of the BMW Motorrad brand in the north west for 34 years, offering new and used sales and a full aftersales service. In Summer 2015, the dealership was relocated from Southport to state of art premises on Preston Docklands and renamed Bowker Motorrad.

At our Car Centres in Blackburn and Preston, we have many years experience of satisfying customers with part exchange vehicles from our prestige dealerships at competitive prices. We specialise in 4×4, Classics, Prestige, Hatchbacks and Convertibles. All of our cars come with an optional RAC warranty and are ready for immediate delivery.

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About the Bowker Motor Group

In our state-of-the-art Centres across Lancashire, Bowker Motor Group are proud to represent some of world’s most prestigious and iconic car and motorcycle manufacturers.

Bowker was established in 1919 when William Bowker used his war gratuity to buy the first vehicle. He began making local deliveries in Lancashire earning a reputation for a pioneering spirit and an innovative approach to industry’s needs. It wasn’t long before he’d assembled one of the largest fleets in the area.

The Company diversified its activities in 1984 with the acquisition of Clock Garage in Accrington – the BMW retailer for East Lancashire. Today the franchise portfolio includes BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad and Porsche, with Centres in Preston and Blackburn.

Bowker Ribble Valley, based on the A59 at Osbaldeston, specialises in retailing prestige and sports cars. With a fully equipped workshop and factory trained ATA Technicians, they provide all makes car servicing and repairs including MOT and tyre fitting.

At Bowker Motor Group, your Bowker Experience is as tailor made for you as the vehicle you own, whether you are choosing a new vehicle for personal or business use.

We conduct business with integrity and enthusiasm strongly influenced by the philosophies of what is a very old and well established family business. At Bowker, family means much more than a collection of trusted, successful businesses. It’s about the people who work in them.

We are proud of our exceptional customer service which can only be consistently delivered by attracting, motivating, training and retaining the very best team members