After the first event was a success in 2017, there’s reason to celebrate again as the BarbersRide 2018 raises thousands for charities. It’s a trip across the UK with a difference, mixing barbering seminars and visits to Harley-Davidson dealerships. Started by Colin Petrie from Hard Grind Barbers in Scotland, it’s now supported by Harley, Captain Fawcett, Reuzel Pomades, and Rockstar energy drink.
The 2018 event visited Harley dealerships in Chesterfield, Newmarket, Brighton, Bridgewater and Chester. And obviously there was an after party for each event, before the ride to the next one. You could either pop along for the events, or sign up to ride as part of the whole thing, which included a rider support vehicle. Feel free to insert any related joke about Harley-Davidsons on your own time. And motorcycle from other manufacturers were allowed, as far as we know.
The 2018 BarbersRide took place at the start of August, and raised money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, and Guerilla Barbering, who provide haircuts and more to the homeless and less fortunate.
In 2017, the BarbersRide event raised £10,000, and the final figure for 2018 is likely to top that. Particularly as the Speakeasy Barbershop in Rainhill, Merseyside managed to contribute £2,100 alone.
2018 BarbersRide Gallery:
If you need more bikes, barbers and beards, then there’s also a short video of the 2018 event:
The list of hair professionals donating their time were:
Chesterfield: Peter Illingsworth of Mister Robinson’s Barbershop, Myke Greaves of Blue-Collar Barbering, Damien Diablo of Mister Robinson’s Barbershop Newmarket: Jenny Winters of PhoneyPony Barbers, Wez Omelio Jones of The HeartBreak Club Lewes: Simon Smithurst, Ghost Barbershop team Bridgewater: Paul Taylor-Clinch of Black Sails Brighton, Wez Omelio Jones of The HeartBreak Club Chester: Peter Cranfield of Cutthroatpete’s Barber Co, Wez Omelio Jones of The HeartBreak Club.
And the dealers were Bowker Harley-Davidson, Harleyworld Chesterfield, Lind Harley-Davidson, Shaw Harley-Davidson, Riders Motorcycles, and Chester Harley-Davidson.
As the BarbersRide 2018 raises thousands for charities in the second year of the annual event, it might be worth letting your hair and beard start growing now to fit in for 2019.