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Wed, 12 Jul 2017

Barbers Ride Update - Press Release

Harleys, haircuts and Robin Hood Harley-Davidson get together for charity

• Robin Hood Harley-Davidson®, Nottingham to host barbering seminar and mid-way celebration party for exciting new charity raising event Barbersride 2017

• Barbersride 2017 – a charity ride born out of love for barbering and motorcycles in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and The Lions Barber Collective

• Barbersride 2017 involves Harley-Davidson motorcycles, biking barbers, guest riders and four solid days riding 500 miles from Dundee to London

• Conceived and actioned by barbershop Hard Grind, Dundee and sponsored by Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland

Robin Hood Harley-Davidson® is pleased to announce its association with Barbersride 2017 – a charity motorcycle ride to raise money for two very worthy charities: Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Lions Barber Collective.

Nottingham’s long-standing Harley-Davidson® dealership is a co-sponsor of Barbersride 2017 and will host a Harley-Davidson Barbering Seminar that includes a barbering master class with leading UK lifestyle barber Lukka Chitty. This special event takes place 24th July at Robin Hood Harley-Davidson’s Meadow Lane premises.

The ticket-only Harley-Davidson Barbering Seminar starts at 7:00pm – the £25.00 ticket fee also includes access to an after-show party and special “goody bag” as a memento of this unique event. All proceeds and donations will go to the nominated charities of Barbersride 2017.

Tickets can be purchased via the Barbersride 2017 website here:

Talking about the association with Barbersride 2017, Ian Jennings, General Manager  Robin Hood Harley-Davidson said:

“Riding motorcycles for two great charitable causes as well as fun is very appealing to all riders but especially Harley-Davidson owner, who unite en masse just about every week combining freedom of the open road with helping others. Robin Hood Harley-Davidson is pleased to co-sponsor Barbersride 2017 and wish great success to Colin Petrie and his hardworking team.”

Barbersride 2017:
Conceived and planned by Colin Petrie, Harley-Davidson enthusiast and owner of famed barbershop Hard Grind, Barbersride 2017 is, with the help of a like-minded team, geared towards raising donated funds for the world-famous Great Ormond Street Hospital renowned for its specialist children care, and The Lions Barber Collective, an international collective of barbers committed to raising awareness for the prevention of suicide.

Barbersride 2017 – sponsored by Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland – begins Saturday 22nd July 2017 and involves an international collection of barbers and 25 guest riders riding 500 miles from Dundee to London. As well as collecting donations en route, evening stopovers will feature additional barber seminars from invited speakers and after-ride parties. The majority of the Barbersride organising team is huge Harley-Davidson fans and will be riding their Harleys for the planned route.

Barbersride 2017 is also open to 25 fellow motorcycle riders who wish to join the full ride. Ticket purchase and additional ride information can be found at
Anyone unlucky not to get a full ride-distance ticket can still join the fun by way of buying attendance tickets for the planned evening events throughout the ride.

Robin Hood Harley-Davidson, Nottingham and men’s grooming product specialist Captain Fawcett, Kings Lynn are just two co-sponsors who will open their doors for memorable end of day parties.

The final leg of Barbersride 2017 ends Wednesday 26th July in Shoreditch, London home of The Bike Shed, where an evening of fun, good food, music and liquid refreshment will follow the final seminar. In conjunction with Barberside 2017, regular updates throughout the ride will feature across all Harley-Davidson UK social media channels.