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to many a Brit as a fine and dandy creature, the chap is usually spotted with a Handlebar moustache and pipe in tow. This year said folk will mostly be hanging around Bedford Square Gardens for the 10th annual Chap Olympiad ceremony. If umbrella jousting and breadbasket ball sound like your kinda game then pencil in 12th July for a full on jolly!

From 25 participants in 2004 to the 2500 plus in recent years, celebrating a decade of chap like fodder is set to be done in style. This year you’ll enjoy various frolics including a strong man act, a parade of previous winners and crazy games such as Tea Pursuit, Bakewell Battles, and Tug of Hair (all I’ll say is it involves a rather long moustache!).

Hosting alongside Chap Magazine are Bourne and Hollingsworth serving up classic cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks for all you thirsty fellows. Feeling peckish? Dive in to ice creams, afternoon tea, and even a hog roast! You’ll be skipping away boasting a winning cravat with a self-congratulatory puff on the Olympiad pipe.

I say, Jolly good show old chap!

Sat 12th July 2014
The Chap Olympiad, Bedford Sq Gardens