Our Biketober celebration may have drawn to a close (although we’ve still got amazing bike deals on our site), but that can only mean that Movember is upon us! And we mean that quite literally! So what’s Movember, you ask? It started off as joke by a group of Australian friends who all agreed to start the month of November clean-shaven and then see who could grow the best moustache in a month. But it has grown (can’t avoid these puns, sorry) since then to be a worldwide movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, with a focus on prostate cancer awareness and research (the number one cancer affecting men).
Here at Performance HQ we’ve formed our own Movember team, a group of guys channeling their inner Tom Selleck to help raise awareness of men’s health and just generally look dapper in the process. Here they are at the start of the month, clean-shaven:
And lest you think otherwise, we can’t forget that we as cyclists have a long tradition of mustachioed glory to live up to, from the early days of the penny farthing:
To mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher’s fantastic facial hair:
And multiple-time American time trial champ Dave Zabriskie:
So we hope you’ll join us in giving Movember a try–you might end up with a new look, and hopefully spark a conversation about men’s health and prostate cancer in the process.