The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, an international event for Classics, café racers, bobbers, trackers, customs, modern classics and classic scooters. With 258 rides across 57 countries we are aiming to raise money for helping to find a cure for Prostate Cancer. 2,500 riders in 64 cities took part in first annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride back in 2012; in 2013 over 10,000 riders took to their machines in 145 cities looking dapper – in 2014 the number increased again to 20,000 in 220 cities worldwide and the DGRide was well and truly established on the calendar for classic and custom motorcycle owners. Why? To raise loads of cash to help fight Prostate Cancer
We couldn’t say it better ourselves so we respectfully quote direct from the DGR website… “‘I say! What a spiffing smoking jacket. Who is your tailor, sir?’…Sadly, sentences like these are not often uttered anymore. For one day a year, however, thousands of Distinguished Gentleman (and genteel ladyfolk) in hundreds of cities worldwide press their cravats, starch their tweed and sit astride their classic and custom styled motorcycles to raise funds for prostate cancer research and awareness. It’s a day all about spreading merriment while raising awareness of a really important issue.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a celebration of the art of being dapper and the style of classic custom motorcycles. What does that mean, you ask?
Think: Monocles, jaunty trimmed moustaches, silk vests, crisp shirts and tailored suits.
Ride: Café Racers, Bobbers, Classics, Flat Trackers, Scramblers and quirky, undefinable two-wheeled machines.
Do: Bring your finest manners, neatest beards and a sense of fun and adventure.
Pay: Nothing to ride (entry is free); but please consider helping our charities by getting your friends and family to sponsor your involvement. Or buy a patch or a sticker. Every little bit helps.
The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride was founded in 2012. Inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit, It was decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles. The goal this year is to raise $1 million. Together, we can release the hounds on the dreaded spectre of prostate cancer.” Saddle up Ladies and Gentlemen. Cheers Bruce, well done mate.