August 5, 2018 saw 20 like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts assemble at Bowkers Harley-Davidson in Preston Lancashire aiming to ride well over 1000 miles and raise money for Alder-Hey Children’s Hospital in the process.
Included in their number were barbers, manufacturers, designers, bloggers, distributors, photographers, film makers and a comedian from Blackpool.
The route took the riders between Harley-Davidson dealerships in Preston, Chesterfield, Newmarket, Shaw and Bridgewater before arriving at Chester the cheque presentation. Each Harley-Davidson dealership hosted a seminar that showcased the skills and repertoire of well known and industry respected barbers.
The final figure is yet to be confirmed however it would appear that we have topped last year’s £10,000. The Speakeasy Barbershop in Rainhill, Merseyside raised a phenomenal £2,100 all on their own.
Last year, Barbersride raised over £10,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Lions Barber Collective. This year they raised money for The Alder Hey Children's Hospital Charity.
The founders Richie Finney (Captain Fawcett Emporium owner), Colin Petrie (Hard Grind founder and owner) and Wez Jones (The Heart-break Club owner) grew the initiative from their passions for barbering and motorbikes.
Speaking on why Harley-Davidson was the ideal main sponsor, Colin said: "Harleys have always been the dream bike, since I was a kid. They're just fantastic bikes, well made and a lot my friends ride them as well. Harleys are a unity between people, like a collective group."
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