“I've had a beard for about 25 years, but always kept it cropped short.
“However a change of job 5 years ago gave me the chance to grow the beard I always fancied growing, and I've embraced the longer look.
“I love the bearding commmunity, and I really enjoy going to the competitions as they are great fun and very social events.
“I originally went unshaven for a medieval battle re-enactment, and decided to see what I had, and I've kept it ever since.
“I can't imagine being clean shaven now!
“Outside of bearding, I play hockey, scuba dive and get out on my motorbike as much as possible.
“I look forward to meeting other members out and about.”