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The Handlebar Club News and Events March 2015

Taking The Pith to The Pasty

Allan Robinson and Ryan Pike at the World Pasty Championships in Cornwall
Allan Robinson and Ryan Pike at the World Pasty Championships in Cornwall

Ryan Pike and Allan Robinson donned their Pith Helmets and travelled to Cornwall. Ryan says,

“Me and Allan popped down to the World Pasty Championships in Cornwall and dressed for the occasion, became a bit of a tourist attraction.

“It was a long drive but we had a lot of fun and we cheered on Southwick pasty maker Richard Shaw of 'Twisted Pasties' who had made the World's most expensive pasty (costing £235). The venue gave us a perfect opportunity to don our pith helmets as you can see!

The Handlebar Club 2015 Calendar

Give a unique Gift to the Moustache In Your Life! The Handlebar Club 2015 Calendar will give almost year of pleasure, and help Stepping Stones Down Syndrome Support Group into the bargain. Click / Tap on the picture to buy one now On Sale for £5 inc. UK P&P from our Big Cartel Shop
Give a unique Gift to the Moustache In Your Life! The Handlebar Club 2015 Calendar will give almost year of pleasure, and help Stepping Stones Down Syndrome Support Group into the bargain. Click / Tap on the picture to buy one now!
On Sale for £5 inc. UK P&P from our Big Cartel Shop

The Handlebar Club 2015 Calendar is now ON SALE so if you're looking for a collectable and unique gift, click on the picture above and buy some.

The Calendar is an A4 28 page saddle-stitched booklet with 12 glossy photos of the Handlebar Club members upholding the founding members’ idea of getting moustache wearers together for general conviviality.

Prices are now down to £5.00 including P&P (UK only, for overseas shipping use the option to add £2.00 in the Shopping Cart) or pop along in person to the Handlebar Club First Friday meetings and the AGM and collect one for £5.00. All proceeds are going to Stepping Stones Down Syndrome Support Group.

Hove Handlebar Wedding

Members of The Handlebar Club attended the wedding of fellow member Aaron Burns to his Partner John Jones at St Andrews Church, Hove on January 31st - Photo: Sarah Olivier
Members of The Handlebar Club attended the wedding of fellow member Aaron Burns to his Partner John Jones at St Andrews Church, Hove on January 31st.
Photo: Sarah Olivier

On the 31st of January members of the Handlebar Club Philip Smith, Russell Youles, Allan Robinson and the club's musical maestro Tom Carradine attended the wedding of fellow member Aaron Burns to his Partner John Jones at St Andrews Church, Hove.

A fantastic day with a superb choir, a moving Aria, street fire dancers and an impromptu Cockney sing-a-long performed by Tom on the pub piano at the reception.

A great day and we wish them all the best for the future!

The Handlebar Club Annual General Meeting

The Arundel House Hotel, Chesterton Road, Cambridge
The Arundel House Hotel, Chesterton Road, Cambridge

Tthe 2015 AGM weekend will be held at the Arundel House Hotel, Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN, on the weekend of Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of March.

Beautifully located overlooking the river Cam and open parkland, this 103 room hotel is only a short walk across the park known as Jesus Green, to the city centre and the wealth of fascinating architecture for which Cambridge is famous. There is a free car park and a bar serving draught ale.

Club Members and Friends can find booking details and prices in The Secretary's Invitation letter, available to view in the Members Lounge

The Handlebar Club Christmas Lunch

Some of the Members and Friends at The Handlebar Club's Christmas Lunch at The Shelleys Hotel, Lewes on 13th December
Some of the Members and Friends at The Handlebar Club's Christmas Lunch at The Shelleys Hotel, Lewes on 13th December

Members, their families and Friends gathered at The Shelleys Hotal in Lewes, East Sussex on Saturday 13th December, and enjoyed a pre-prandial pint (well, not the very young ones of course) in the bar lounge before sitting down to an excellent three-course Christmas lunch.

Your reviewer and his companion chose the Duck Hash starter, which was a very tasty patty of shredded duck, bacon and potato surrounded by strips of braised cabbage, garnished with a light piquant sauce.

The Traditional sliced Turkey breast with all the trimmings came next, washed down with an acceptable chilled Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from the Bar.

The Finale was Traditional Christmas Plum Pudding, entertaining garnished with a half fresh strawberry, providing a much-needed citrus sting to counteract the sweetness of the surrounding Brandy Sauce.

Handlebar Club President Rod Littlewood made a short speech thanking everyone for attending, and wished the present company and "all men (and women)" a Very Merry Christmas!

Don't forget that The Handlebar Club 2015 Calendar is still on sale from our Big Cartel Shop so if you're looking for that inspired last-minute gift, click on the red link below and buy a few for friends.

Movember Times

The Times Monday November 10th - ‘Hair raising: The Handlebar Club shows how it is done for Movember, the men's health charity that celebrates moustaches - Photos by Matthew Lloyd

The Times of 10th November has published this photo-montage of Movember Mos attending our November monthly Windsor Castle pub First Friday meet - Photos by Matthew Lloyd.

Can you name each of these gentlemen members of The Handlebar Club?

Movember Mo'ket Harborough

Market Harborough changes its name for Movember

The town of Market Harborough has become the first place in the UK to change its name for Movember becoming Mo'ket Harborough, reports BBC News Leicestershire.

“The Leicestershire town has a new sign and the building society has changed its name.

“The name change has been backed by Movember UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Harborough MP Edward Garnier and the local district members of The Handlebar Moustache Club of Great Britain.”

Movember Moustache Mania

Itís Movember! Grow a moustache and raise awareness about menís health issues. The Gentlemen of the Handlebar Moustache Club and The Chiswick Calendar wish you Happy Movember!