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The Handlebar Club News and Events July 2014

The Handlebar Club 2014 AGM is now in
Buxton, Derbyshire from 4-6 April

The Palace Hotel, Palace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AG - Click to enlarge
The Palace Hotel, Palace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AG from April 4 - 6 2014

The venue for The Handlebar Club's 2014 AGM weekend from 4th to 6th April will be this 150 year old Victorian edifice infused with much charm and history, The Palace Hotel in Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AG.

Important booking information for this popular Members Event is in our Members Lounge, so please visit it and make your booking as soon as possible

Dog days at Kop Hill Climb 2013

Impressive car and impressive Moustaches - Ryan Pike and Allan Robinson cause a stir at Kop Hill Climb - Click to enlarge
Impressive car and impressive Moustaches
Ryan Pike and Allan Robinson cause a stir
at Kop Hill Climb - Please click/tap to enlarge

Members of The Handlebar Club usually cause a bit of a stir when out and about in public, and when tweed-clad Members Ryan Pike, Allan Robinson and Friend Bowser took a September day out in Buckinghamshire, it was no exception.

Ryan takes up the story,

“I and Allan Robinson went off to the Kop Hill Climb 2013 - an historic hill race near Princes Risborough, Bucks, in full club regalia, and had a splendid day fitting in with all the old vehicles.

“In fact, we became a bit of an attraction ourselves due to our moustaches.

“The kind owner of this wonderful Model T Ford (above), not only allowed us to sit in it and tinker around, but gave us a complimentary drive around the show ground.”

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Handlebar Club German Pointy Cabbage Growing Competition

UK members Cabbage Competition! - Start with these...
UK members Cabbage Competition!
Start with these...

We hear that Allan Robinson has the seeds and envelopes in readiness for the Mr F.B. Tweed's Handlebar Club German Pointy Cabbage Growing Competition.

There are no prizes, just the adulation from fellow not-so-green-fingered members for growing the biggest, pointiest cabbage.

If you’d like to enter (UK members only), you may contact Allan at fatboytweed@gmail.com, supplying your name and address. Allan says he is going to start a dedicated Facebook page so that people can post progress pictures and final photos.

The Handlebar Club suggests that you make a donation to the HBC's charity pot if you're entering the competition. Rules (final weigh-in date and all that) will be decided as the thing goes along, taking the weather into consideration.

Gentlemen's Day at Sandown Park!
Our Movember Day At The Races

Our Movember Day At The Races

With the rain coming down and the conditions being soft underfoot the members of the Handlebar club started to assemble like the proverbial herd of cats at Sandown racecourse for Gentlemen's Day in support of Movember.

All being impeccably turned out, the team caused quite a stir and were immediately signed up for the 2.00pm Best Dressed Gentleman award... So until then it was into the venue to sample the fine ale on tap from The Hog's Back Brewery, devour tasty salt beef sandwiches and study the form.

Bets were placed, shirts were lost and no fortunes were made... well - if anybody did they didn't let on!

Some of the Best-Dressed Handlebar Club members at Sandown Park Gentlemen's Day - Click to enlarge
Some of the Best-Dressed Handlebar Club members at Sandown Park
Gentlemen's Day - Click to enlarge

Then at two o'clock it was out of the starting gate and a gallop down to the parade ring to enter the Best Dressed Gentleman competition, with success for the Handlebar Club with 2nd place going to Allan Robinson and 1st place awarded to Fingers Copson, finally laying the Stuttgart “Sechs Comma Fünf” ghost to rest...

On a high, the team turned their attention back to the racing and beer. The racing was close and exciting, if a little off-the-pace due to the soggy conditions and a fine time was had by all.

The Event was attended by Conrad Amis, Alan & Susan Spencer, Allan Robinson, Fingers Copson, Angela Belfield, Alex Coleman and Neil Copson

Handlebar Club Members with a Keith Lemon look-alike at Gentlemen's Day for Movember
The official photo: Handlebar Club Members
with a Keith Lemon look-alike at
Gentlemen's Day for Movember
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Here's the official photo and release highlight by Sandown Racecourse. Click the link below to download and read their accompanying PDF press release.

Return of Movember
Generation Mo

The Handlebar Club's Movember Moments - doing our part

The Handlebar Club are proud to continue our longstanding whiskery support for the excellent charity Movember, which as you may know is responsible for the multitude of fine moustaches now appearing around the world.

Growing their “Mo’s” across the whole of November, men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health, globally raising over £92 million in 2012.

We will be doing our part as well, helping out with judging, grooming tips and advice across the whole month, and reminding participants that no matter how self-conscious they may feel, they still won’t look as ridiculous as we do...

Anyway, if you haven’t signed up to this fine cause yet, head to uk.movember.com and get ready to Mo. Good luck!

President Rod Littlewood and member Conrad Amis at the launch of Movember at Coco on Camden High Street - Click to enlarge
President Rod Littlewood and member Conrad Amis at the launch of Movember
at Coco on Camden High Street
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Handlebar Club President Rod Littlewood and (strangely intense) member Conrad Amis attended the official launch of Movember recently at Coco on Camden High Street, London.

Old acquaintances were renewed and a fine time was had by all as the Movember team briefed everyone on the plan to better the amazing results of last year's worthwhile campaign for men's health.