The Flat-Out office is lucky enough to be in possession of some lovely locks and god damn, we appreciate the slick finish of a razor-sharp haircut. Barbering is back in the big time and the folk behind the third annual BarbersRide know how to capitalise on that in order to raise much needed funds for charity.
The brainchild of a group of passionate barber and biker buddies, BarbersRide consists of a five-day UK road trip that takes in some of the most famous barbering establishments this country has to offer, where owners and founders will conduct a seminar on all things mop and mane.
Grooming fans can drop into the individual events (a full list is below) for a mere £25, which includes entry and a goodie from sponsors, such as Captain Fawcett, Reuzel and Harley-Davidson, while the founders of the event promise a rocking after party each night.
Having raised in excess of £20,000 in 2017 and 2018 for charities including London’s Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, the BarbersRide Gang are now focussed on smashing their fundraising targets for 2019 for Make a Wish Foundation – which creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Fancy joining the hordes of bikes for the full ride? That will cost £150 per rider but includes full access to all five barbering seminars and after parties, five days of riding Britain’s finest roads, a rider support vehicle and goody bag worth over £50 from the sponsors, including limited edition products for the first 20 riders who sign up.
Proceedings kick off on Saturday, August 10th at The Speakeasy Barbershop in Liverpool for an intimate pre-riders briefing and event, with those participating then plotting a course for Bath and Black Sails Barbershop.
SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST, LIVERPOOL
/ The Speakeasy Barbershop: Pre-event. Riders only.
SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST, BATH
/ Black Sails Barbershop with Paul Taylor-Clinch & special guest
MONDAY 12TH AUGUST, AYLESBURY
/ Baldy’s Barbershop with ‘Baldy Kenny’ & special guest Wez Jones of
The Heartbreak Barber Club.
TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST, NORWICH
/ Swagger & Jacks with Mark Young, Haydn Woodrow and Pauly Harmer.
WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST, SHEFFIELD
/ Savills Barbers with Joth Davies & special guest Christian Wiles.
THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST, LYTHAM ST ANNES
/ Ruger Barbers with Alan Beak & special guest Simon Shaw.