Terry Bowles passed away in his sleep on 20th January after a two-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease. His family have requested that anybody who might have sent flowers to his funeral instead donate money to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Terry’s son Dan Bowles, said there will be a celebration of his father’s life on Wednesday 3rd February.
“We will start with a 12.00pm service at Christ Church in Chorleywood,” said Bowles.
He added: “Sandy Lodge Golf Club has been booked from 1.00pm with food and a bar so we can toast dad and share memories and stories after the funeral.”
Terry Bowles started in the bicycle business with Madison in 1988. In 1997 Madison was taken over by H Young Holdings, and Bowles became CEO of the plc’s sports and leisure division. He left in 2006 and started a consultancy business, Doubtnot Business Consulting. In this capacity he advised bicycle companies such as Fisher Outdoor Leisure, and others from outside the industry. He was also the retail and marketing advisor to the fledgling Boardman Bikes created by Alan Ingerfield and Chris Boardman.
Later be became chairman and then CEO of Design Objectives, one of Europe's largest suppliers of arts and crafts materials until his forced retirement in 2013.